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2-for-14: Pedro Alvarez's batting line following walks of Andrew McCutchen, who entered Monday night's game leading the National League with 15 bases on balls.

"We need to finish things off better on the mound. That will help us." - Hurdle, after consecutive losses in the last at-bat to Milwaukee, on whether the on-field skirmish with the Brewers could turn out to help his club.

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