First number, last word

4-0: The Pirates' record in the opening games of their last four series on the road, entering Friday afternoon's game at Wrigley Field.

"I'm blessed to watch those three run around in the outfield, three guys whose best position is center field. I believe they will posse up, over time, and be an incredibly good unit." -- Hurdle on, left to right, the Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco triumvirate

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