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15: Stolen bases by the Pirates in their first 17 exhibition games. In 2013, the team stole a total of 16 bases in 32 exhibitions.

"The point we make to them is, we want you, but there could be 29 other teams watching. I want to see them be whatever they can, wherever they can do it. There's no telling when or where you'll grab somebody's eye. It might be in the eighth inning of a Spring Training game." - Hurdle, on the Minor Leaguers -- Mel Rojas Jr., Willy Garcia and Junior Sosa -- who fueled the Pirates' eighth-inning comeback Friday against the Phillies.

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