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.400: Travis Snider's average during his eight-game hitting streak. Snider -- who has been getting more time with McCutchen on the DL -- is 12-for-30 during the streak with three homers, three doubles and seven RBIs.

"The road trip was like a root canal, at the end of the day. It took us a lot of different places and not once into the win column. That being said, the guys out there, they're ready to play. I got challenged to do the ice bucket thing today. We're focused on a lot of things here, and one of them is not how many games we just lost." -- Hurdle on the Pirates' recent 0-5 road trip.

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.