First number, last word

49-7: Pirates record in games they have led after seven innings, following Saturday's 4-3 loss to Washington; in 2013, the team's record in such games was 74-4.

"You have no idea how many times players play through pain. You never hear about it. I don't share it with you. It's just the way it is. And if nothing more complicated happens, it never gets out." -- Manager Clint Hurdle, mitigating the surprise of Charlie Morton landing on the DL two months after first experiencing right-hip discomfort.

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