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15: Consecutive starts of having allowed three earned runs or fewer by All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke.

"One of the best instructors we have is failure." -- Hurdle, on how his Pirates could benefit from their recent three-game losing streak during which they went 3-for-24 with runners in scoring position.

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15: Consecutive starts of having allowed three earned runs or fewer by All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke.

"One of the best instructors we have is failure." -- Hurdle, on how his Pirates could benefit from their recent three-game losing streak during which they went 3-for-24 with runners in scoring position.

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