Let's get right to the stat of the day for the 2013 Pirates:

93 runs scored in first five innings (0.34 per inning)
103 runs scored from the 6th-9th inning on (0.49 per inning)

Clint Hurdle called Neil Walker the "hottest hitter on the club." (Photo Credit: David Hague)

I don't know whether this difference shows a team that makes good offensive adjustments as the game goes on or if it's just random variance. Either way, the difference is a big reason for the Pirates' 15 comeback wins (3rd in MLB behind Oakland and Atlanta).

Wednesday night's 5-3 comeback victory was a prime example, as Neil Walker was the only Pirates player who reached base on Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez before the Bucs scored four runs in the 7th inning off him.

"He hadn't left anything up yet, let's...

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