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16: Comeback wins by the Pirates, the most in the National League and third-most in the Majors, behind the Tigers and the White Sox (17 each).

"He's going to have a job next year. He'll have a contract that's worthy, with his makeup, the way he works. So it's not like this guy is pitching to stay alive in the Major Leagues." -- manager Clint Hurdle, suggesting that Francisco Liriano, in the final year of his contract, needn't put extra pressure on himself despite still pitching with no wins through 11 starts.

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