Worth noting

Worth noting

Worth noting
• Brad Lincoln became the sixth different Pirates reliever to earn a save Saturday night, when he pitched the final 1 1/3 innings of the 5-1 win over the Marlins. The Bucs and the Giants -- who lost primary closer Brian Wilson to Tommy John surgery in April -- are the only two NL teams with saves from six different pitchers. The Phillies (Jonathan Papelbon) and Cardinals (Jason Motte) have had only one.

• The Bucs open a stretch of 13 consecutive games against NL Central teams with Monday night's opener of a three-game series against the Cubs. Pittsburgh already owns a 21-13 record against division teams. The Pirates have never had a winning record within the NL Central, created in 1994. They were 39-41 in the division last season.