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1938: Year that the Pirates last won six consecutive road series, and that included a one-game stop in Boston, as the Elias Sports Bureau points out. The Bucs rode a streak of five straight road series wins into their current visit to St. Louis.

"I don't know if you can read anything into that. There were long stretches I didn't break my bat, and I was never an elite hitter." -- Hurdle, on what Polanco never breaking his bat says about him as a hitter

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