It is not difficult finding Andrew McCutchen facts that make you go, "Wow," but this is particularly mind-blowing: McCutchen began Friday leading the National League with 93 runs scored and 172 hits. The only two Pirates player to ever lead the league in those two categories were Paul Waner in 1934 and Ginger Beaumont in 1903.
The Bucs started Game No. 137 with a staff ERA of 3.78. The last season they finished with a sub-4.00 mark was 1998 (3.91).
On Friday, the Pirates were attempting to win their first home series opener in a month. Their last win in an opener at PNC Park came against Arizona on Aug. 6.