Counting the National League Division Series, the teams split 24 games. In the Pirates' 12 wins, they outscored the Redbirds, 70-16. In the 12 losses, they were outscored 92-30.
• Volquez confirmed he's "good" to make his scheduled start on Sunday, with Thursday's two-inning relief outing not raising any issues.
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