Worth noting

Worth noting

• Jay Bruce's blast on Saturday was his career-high 33rd home run of the season.

Bruce had 21 homers as a rookie in 2008, 22 in 2009, 25 in 2010 and 32 last season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player in Major League history to hit 20 homers as a rookie and improve on that total in each of the next four seasons.

Only five other players have done that at any point in their careers: Hack Wilson (1926-30), Willie Stargell (1967-71), Jim Thome (1998-2002), Derrek Lee (2001-05) and David Ortiz (2002-06).