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.313: Tabata's lifetime average in the month of August, the most productive month for the career .271 hitter.

"They've been awesome. They've been packing this place. They know what kind of team we have and what's at stake. The 'A.J.' chants while I'm on the mound ... they give you goosebumps." --Burnett, taking to PNC Park fans as much as they have taken to him

.313: Tabata's lifetime average in the month of August, the most productive month for the career .271 hitter.

"They've been awesome. They've been packing this place. They know what kind of team we have and what's at stake. The 'A.J.' chants while I'm on the mound ... they give you goosebumps." --Burnett, taking to PNC Park fans as much as they have taken to him

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