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• Pedro Alvarez has hit a home run in three of his last five day games. He leads the National League in homers hit in day games with nine.

•The Pirates haven't lost a series since June 3-5, when they were swept in Atlanta. They split a four-game set in Cincinnati on June 17-20.

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• Pedro Alvarez has hit a home run in three of his last five day games. He leads the National League in homers hit in day games with nine.

•The Pirates haven't lost a series since June 3-5, when they were swept in Atlanta. They split a four-game set in Cincinnati on June 17-20.

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• Reese McGuire, one of the Pirates two first-round picks in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs in his professional debut with the GCL Pirates Thursday morning.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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