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.324: Josh Harrison's batting average as a leadoff batter this season, including his first-inning single on Saturday off Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu.

"If your confidence is tied to your record, you don't really have any. Our confidence collectively as a group has not wavered. We just haven't played that well some days." -- manager Clint Hurdle, on his Pirates still trying to dig themselves out from below the .500 level, and their self-assurance to do so

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