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Starling Marte makes history in Pirates series vs. Rockies

Sep 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (6) hits a single during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Pirates won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (6) hits a single during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Pirates won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been on fire recently. So much so that he has tied a franchise record previously held by Pie Traynor.

Yes, that Pie Traynor who recorded 13 hits over a four-game series for the Pirates back in August 2-4, 1928.

"Pie Traynor? That's going back," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after the game via MLB.com. "That's a big league name."

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Big league name, indeed. That season, Traynor finished the season hitting .337 with an astounding 42 sac hits.

While Marte won't approach those number, he's having a great season with the 2015 Pirates, hitting .293 with 18 home runs and 78 RBI.

The Pirates clinched a playoff berth Wednesday for the third consecutive season.

(h/t MLB.com)