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1: Home run hit in 26 day games this season by Pedro Alvarez, who in 2012-13 totaled 32 homers under the sun.

"I have no sense whatsoever that he's savoring the hitting streak. I haven't seen it in his facial expression, or in any sense of urgency at bat. I'm not sure if he'd even be aware of it if you guys didn't keep asking him about it." - Hurdle, on Polanco's 11-game hitting streak to start his career, unprecedented in club history.

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