Worth noting

Worth noting

• Through Sunday's loss to the Brewers, the Bucs had been double-digit strikeout victims in nine of their last 14 games. The club has whiffed 10-plus times in a total of 47 games.

• The Bucs began Monday's game needing only one more PNC Park victory to clinch only their second winning home record in the park's 12-year history. The Pirates were 43-38 at home in 2006.