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13: Times Russell Martin has been hit by a pitch, through Friday, the most in the Majors. Teammates Starling Marte and Neil Walker were tied for fourth, with 11 each. As a team, the Pirates led MLB with 59 hit-by-pitches.

"We'll pitch the way we feel we need to, to be effective, to get outs. To say, you're five runs ahead so you should start pitching away from the batter ... no, I wouldn't agree with that." - Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, responding to one of the criticisms leveled at Ernesto Frieri for getting too far in on Paul Goldschmidt in the ninth inning of a 9-4 game, breaking a bone in the Arizona first baseman's left hand.

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