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First number, last word

8-10: Pirates' record against National League West teams, prior to the first of 10 straight against that division, starting with Friday night's meeting with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"Charlie's a good-ole boy. He sold out for the game. He is a very confident man, and he's done some great things for that organization. He re-established that winning tradition and mentality. From my understanding, he exited as I figured he would -- in a very classy and professional way." -- Hurdle, on former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

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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