Let the record show that the last runs driven in against Johan Santana -- back on May 21, two shutouts (one a no-hitter) ago -- were by Michael McKenry, whose seventh-inning two-run homer that night sparked the Pirates to a comeback 5-4 win over the Mets.
"I hope he keeps pitching great and saves that note longer," said McKenry, adding, "I'm happy for him. It's nice to see one of the good guys accomplish something like that."
When the Cubs' James Russell picked up his first career save last week, he joined dad Jeff in a rare club that also includes Jason Grilli and his father, Steve: father-son combinations each with saves in Major League history. Steve Grilli earned three saves in 36 appearances with the 1976 Tigers. The two other combos are Julio and Jaime Navarro, and Pedro Borbon Senior and Junior.
The Bucs' Friday night win was their fourth straight in a series-opening game -- after they had dropped 11 of their first 14 series openers.
Garrett Jones batted second Saturday night, the first time he'd been listed in that slot this season. However, Jones was frequently used as the No. 2 hitter last season, and had his best success there, hitting .286 in 28 games.
Matt Hague (1-for-4) maintained his streak of hitting in every game since his recall from Indianapolis, now eight games long.