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5: Total hits allowed by Wandy Rodriguez this season in three starts, covering 16 innings.

"It helps you get a breather, a break from all the preparation that goes into catching. It takes away from the grind. It feels like a day off for me, mentally." -- Russell Martin, the Pirates' regular catcher, on getting a start at third base.

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