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• Seven of the Pirates' first 11 games were one-run decisions, the most in the Majors. They had a 5-2 record in them entering Sunday's game.

"We've grown into this, and pretty much expect it," Hurdle said of the tight games. "As Peyton Manning once said, 'Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what you're doing.'"

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• Seven of the Pirates' first 11 games were one-run decisions, the most in the Majors. They had a 5-2 record in them entering Sunday's game.

"We've grown into this, and pretty much expect it," Hurdle said of the tight games. "As Peyton Manning once said, 'Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what you're doing.'"

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• In the Angels' Saturday night extra-inning loss, Raul Ibanez tied the score with a ninth-inning homer -- his seventh game-tying shot the last three seasons in the seventh or later, tops in the Majors. No. 2 in that department? Alvarez, with six.

• The Bucs are early in a stretch of 20 straight days of games, which lasts until April 29.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

 

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