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0: Earned runs allowed by Pittsburgh's starting pitchers in the last five spring games, covering 10 innings, including Jay Jackson's two zeros on Wednesday against Toronto.

"Evaluations take place each and every day, and every day I'm trying to get better. I'm just content to have the opportunity to play healthy." -- Snider, who cranked up his competition for playing time in right field with a 3-for-3, three-RBI day in the Pirates' 6-4 victory Wednesday over Toronto.

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