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10-2: Pirates record this season following a scheduled off-day, entering Tuesday night's game, which followed the first of three off-days during the month of August.

"Grilli was like Kid Rock on the mound. Then Melancon comes in, and I'm looking at Clark Gable." -- Hurdle, on the personality conflict between his past and current closers.

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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