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22: Most wins in the month of May for the Pirates, achieved in 1902. The current Pirates took a May record of 16-7 into Monday's game, but, with five games remaining in the month, can't touch the 111-year-old record.

"He can get a hit off Verlander if we need one." -- Hurdle, on why the Pirates decided to call up Josh Harrison -- whose single with one out in the ninth inning broke up Justin Verlander's no-hit bid against the Pirates on May 18, 2012.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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