Worth noting

Worth noting

• Andrew McCutchen is on pace for 205 hits this season, which would make him the Pirates' first 200-hit man since Freddy Sanchez collected exactly 200 in 2006.

• With Neil Walker's absence due to lower back tightness, Pedro Alvarez was in the five-hole for the second straight game. Until Monday night, Alvarez hadn't hit higher than sixth in the order since July 1.

• Right-hander Jared Hughes, who had stranded 24 of the 26 baserunners he had inherited heading into Tuesday, led all National League rookie pitchers with 52 appearances, 63 2/3 innings and an ERA of 2.83.