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12: Consecutive scoreless innings by Pirates starting pitchers, covering the last six exhibition games.

"It's a funny game. We'll play 'em every fourth day, and if we get those kinds of results, we'll see where it takes us." -- Hurdle, on Martin and McCutchen, who both played in their first game since Monday and combined to go 5-for-6, score four runs and drive in two.

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