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Worth noting

• The Bucs took a road record of 34-30 into Saturday night's game with the Giants -- equaling their final total of road victories in 2012. In 2010, the season prior to Clint Hurdle's takeover as manager, the Pirates won 17 road games.

• The Pirates have faced the fewest left-handed starters (25) in the Majors and have gone 13-12 in those games.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Zack Meisel is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel.
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