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1.63: Pirates' pitchers composite earned run average last season in 10 Interleague games at PNC Park.

"I laid my head down at 5 … and I'm just happy to be home, for us to have a chance to win some games. So I'm looking at the good side; I haven't even looked at the other side." - Hurdle, on the Pirates' near-dawn homecoming after Thursday's doubleheader in Baltimore.

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