Worth noting

Worth noting

• Andrew McCutchen started play Wednesday only two shy of the Pittsburgh record for home runs by a center fielder, 28 by Brian Giles in 1999. Nate McLouth also clocked 26 homers in 2008, the season before McCutchen inherited the position.

• Thursday's off-day, before they begin a four-game series in Chicago against the Cubs, is the Pirates' final scheduled bye of the season. They are due to play 20 straight games through the Oct. 3 finale in PNC Park against the Braves.

• In the four games following their seven-error debacle in Friday's 12-2 loss to the Cubs, the Bucs had committed a total of two errors.