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"I called him a big chicken, because he threw a 3-and-0 slider to Adrian Gonzalez. Three-and-oh and you do that? Come on!" -- Gerrit Cole, on what he told Pirates teammate -- and Team Canada pitcher -- Chris Leroux following his triumphant start Saturday against Mexico in the World Baseball Classic

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Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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