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20: Streak of consecutive scoreless innings, by Brandon Cumpton, ended in the sixth inning of Thursday's game; that was the longest by a Pirates rookie since Zach Duke's 22 in 2005.

"Not taking anything from Andrew, but when Andrew was in the Minor Leagues, he was nothing close to Polanco. This kid has the potential to be one of the best ever." -- Carlos Garcia, manager of the Pirates Double-A Altoona affiliate, comparing reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen to prospect Gregory Polanco, in Sports Illustrated.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill.
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