First number, last word

51: Pirates record for most RBIs in Interleague Play, by Brian Giles; Andrew McCutchen tied Giles with an RBI double in the first inning on Wednesday.

"The game is pretty simple, when you keep it that way. You have to meet the demands of the game. When you don't, you put yourself at the mercies of the game. I continue to tell them, 'You play the game, you don't work the game.'" -- Hurdle, on the hazards of trying too hard when the going gets tough.

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