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31-4: Pirates' record at home, entering Wednesday's game, when Andrew McCutchen scores at least one run.

"I was looking for him to get on base. And he did -- he got on all four of them." -- Hurdle, on what he hoped for when choosing speedy Josh Harrison to pinch-hit leading off the ninth inning on Tuesday, and what he got, the walk-off homer that beat the Marlins, 4-3.

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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