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32: Daytime home runs the last two seasons by Pedro Alvarez, the most in the National League -- and not counting his Thursday clout in the fifth inning for the Pirates' lone run in their loss in Game 1 of the NL Division Series in a game that started at 4 p.m. CT.

"I think the tuneup we got in Pittsburgh ... all these days are running together ... what day was that? Tuesday. On Tuesday, I certainly got an eye-opener what a playoff game is like." -- Neil Walker, trying to find his bearings amid the whirlwind postseason schedule

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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