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10: Wins by Pirates relievers, tied for most in the Majors with the Reds, the D-backs and the Giants.

"The thing we kept saying on the bench [Friday night] was, 'I don't know how we're going to win this one, but this will be a really good one to win.'" -- Hurdle, on the Pirates' comeback from a 4-1 deficit to beat Houston, 5-4, on a dropped popup with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning.

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