Worth noting

Worth noting

• Reliever Juan Cruz made his second rehab appearance at Double-A Altoona on Thursday, throwing a scoreless inning and striking out one. He threw 13 pitches.

"He had a good outing last night," manager Clint Hurdle said on Friday. "He did throw his breaking ball, his changeup, fastball. Velocity was increased, 93 to 95 [mph]. It was another good step forward for him."

• Two more home runs at PNC Park will give the Pirates 800 at the stadium, which opened in 2001.

• Pittsburgh's 2.56 home ERA is the lowest in the Major Leagues. The Pirates also lead baseball in saves, with 41.