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33: Pirates' club record for most home runs prior to May, set in 1996; the Bucs took 28 homers into Thursday's game, the first of six remaining April games.

"There's 18 watches ... the first-base coach got one, guys in the dugout got one. When our release times give them an opening, they try to take advantage of some situations." -- Hurdle, on the Reds' aggressive baserunning and the way it plays off how quickly the pitcher delivers the ball.

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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