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15: National League teams that have played in a Division Series before the Pirates' first appearance, which starts Thursday. Yes, there are a total of only 15 NL teams now -- but the Houston Astros were in six NLDS before their move to the American League.
"He leaves me out there when he thinks I need to be out there -- and takes me out when he knows I don't want to come out." -- Burnett, on Hurdle, whose hooks have occasionally gotten a rise out of the right-hander