In their 2-1 Friday night victory, in which their runs scored on a wild pitch and on a passed ball, the Pirates became the first team to win when scoring two runs in that manner since July 2, 1988, when the Giants did it to the Bucs, 2-1, with both runs scoring on Barry Jones wild pitches.
Day-trippers: The Bucs will approach the final afternoon games of the series in St. Louis with 26 day wins, third most in the Majors behind Detroit (32) and Cincinnati (30). With Saturday's loss, Pittsburgh's 26-15 record in day games includes 19 wins in the last 25.
Right-hander Jason Grilli needed one strikeout to match his single-season career high of 69 in 2008, a season he split between Colorado and Arizona. The big difference is that Grilli then worked 75 innings, and he is at 44 1/3 innings this season.