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9: Consecutive games with a hit by Neil Walker (13-for-36) through Wednesday, his longest streak since a 17-gamer from June 27-July 17, 2012.

• "I'll share some thought about what happened, and how we move forward from what happened, as a community and as individuals. I got a little story already that I think will shed some light and encouragement on moving forward. I am really looking forward to it." -- Manager Clint Hurdle, on his upcoming commencement address at the June 5 graduation ceremonies of Franklin Regional High School, which was confirmed on Thursday.

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