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10: Saves in May for Mark Melancon, tied for most in the Majors with San Francisco's Sergio Romo.

"That, too, can be contagious. They're feeding off one another, and we're getting results we haven't been getting around here for a while. Their numbers are solid, and productive." - Pirates manager Clint Hurdle on the Bench Bunch of Gaby Sanchez (8-for-21 pinch-hitting), Jose Tabata (7-for-21) and Travis Snider (7-for-22), who have also combined for 16 RBIs in a pinch.

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