Josh Bell reached a significant milestone in Wednesday night’s win by the Pirates. Bell hit his 15th home run, which ties Ralph Kiner’s team record for home runs by a rookie before the all-star break. It’s no surprise to manager Clint Hurdle, “he’s getting stronger, he’s stronger this year than he was last year. They learn about their swing. I think it’s experience more than anything, and him just getting some man strength, he’s still growing, he can do some things. That gets your attention, and the power is just starting to play for him.”

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