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56: Stolen bases by Starling Marte since the start of the 2013 season, tied for second most in the National League. Eric Young leads with 63 steals.

"We'll continue to remind him that he's not carrying a country. He's not carrying an organization. Let's be real about what we're doing. We're playing a game." -- Clint Hurdle, on lightening whatever pressure debuting rookie Gregory Polanco might be feeling via the virtue of perspective.

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