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31-20: Pirates' record against the other NL Central teams, entering Tuesday's game against Milwaukee, the start of 25 games out of the remaining 32 within the division. The Bucs have never finished a season with a winning record against NL Central foes.

"I'm not worried about the camaraderie, or how these guys will fit in. They've been around a long time." -- Neil Walker, one of the veterans in the Pirates' clubhouse, on how newcomers Marlon Byrd and John Buck will fit in there.

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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