Martin's RBI in Eighth Gives Pirates 5-4 Win over Cards

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Martin's RBI in Eighth Gives Pirates 5-4 Win over Cards
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Weekly errands for Clint Hurdle usually turn into more than just a visit to the dry cleaner, the barber shop or the grocery store. The trips serve as barometers for what's happening in his professional life, the Pirates manager said, because everywhere he goes people like to share what they're thinking and feeling about his team at that moment. On Wednesday morning, after his team swept a doubleheader the day before to take the first three of a five-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Hurdle walked into his local Starbucks and got a standing ovation.

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