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Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, center, argues with home plate umpire Paul Nauert after Andrew McCutchen, right, struck out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, center, argues with home plate umpire Paul Nauert after Andrew McCutchen, right, struck out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, May 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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