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22 1/3: Consecutive scoreless innings, dating back to last season of course, by Pirates lefty reliever Tony Watson, the third-longest active streak among Major League pitchers (Kevin Siegrist 26, Hisashi Iwakuma 23).

"We sent him a car, if he wanted to leave town before the bus. That was as impressive an Opening Series I've ever been a part of, or ever witnessed." -- Hurdle, on Cubs leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio, who went 11-for-16 in the three season-opening games against the Bucs.

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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