Andrew McCutchen was back in the lineup after missing most of the previous three games while fighting stomach flu; he went 1-for-3, reaching base for the 21st time in 25 games this season.
Jason Grilli, whose strikeout of Brandon Phillips with two on and two out in the eighth may have been the biggest play of the game, now has 20 strikeouts in 11 innings.
Saturday night's crowd was considerably bigger than the 20,445 that attended Friday night's game, and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was asked whether he was bothered by the notion that Zambelli Fireworks may be a bigger draw than the Bucs.
"I don't count people -- we win baseball games," Hurdle said. "I love our fan support."
The Last Word:
"Hey, it's Cinco de Mayo. It was either bootleg, or brainstorm." -- Hurdle, tongue-in-cheek, on his decision to insert Pedro Alvarez into the cleanup spot.