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OUT LOUD

"What he's done since the day he became a member of the Pirates is hit, show up with energy, show up with enthusiasm, show up with positivity, show up with grit, show up ready to win."

— Pirates general manager Neal Huntington on signing third baseman Josh Harrison to a $27.3 million, four-year contract.

GAME OF NUMBERS

12

Doubles the Rockies have hit in the first two games of the season at Milwaukee, tying a major league record the New York Giants set in 1912.

7

RBI for Jake Lamb in the first two games for the Diamondbacks, tying a club record..

Masterful start

Jake Arrieta

RHP, Cubs

He gave up only three hits in seven innings as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 2-0 on Wednesday. Miguel Montero, his catcher, called Arrieta, 29, a freak. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was in such good shape he could be in fitness videos. Arrieta said he had jitters and too much adrenaline before his first start this season.