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36: The magic number, evidently, to finish in a tie for the National League lead in home runs. Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez and Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt both wound up with 36 homers to create the second NL tie in 50 years. In 1984, Atlanta's Dale Murphy and Philadelphia's Mike Schmidt tied ... with 36 homers.

"There's a lot of my personality I hope never impacts the clubhouse." -- Hurdle, in response to how much of his personality has rubbed off on the Pirates' clubhouse

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for and writes a blog, B3. Follow Read More: Pittsburgh Pirates