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Worth noting

• Hurdle said he would reveal the Pirates' full rotation for the Cardinals series Saturday night. He did share that right-hander Charlie Morton would start Game 1 in St. Louis on Tuesday.

• Hurdle was happy not only to help his bullpen but also to create a unique moment Friday night when he put infielder Harrison in to pitch for the final out in the bottom of the eighth. Harrison was the first Pirates position player to take the mound since 2004.

"Josh has got a lifetime memory now," Hurdle said. "Whether he wanted it, whether I wanted it or not, he threw in the big leagues, and he got a hitter out in the big leagues."

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for
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