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382: At-bats between regular-season homers at PNC Park by the Cardinals, from Matt Holliday's sixth-inning blow off A.J. Burnett on Aug. 27, 2012, to Matt Carpenter's fifth-inning shot off Gerrit Cole on Friday night.

"Jokingly, I told people close to me that I was working on a new angle, to be the only manager not to have a contract, and see how that played out." -- Hurdle, who along with Milwaukee's Ron Roenicke had been the only two of the 30 MLB managers without a guaranteed contract beyond 2014, until Saturday's announcement of his three-year extension by the Pirates.

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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