Worth noting

Worth noting

Worth noting
• Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said right-hander Jared Hughes would not be available out of the bullpen for Monday's game, nor would right-hander James McDonald, who was removed from the rotation on Sunday. Hurdle also said righty Chris Leroux was a question mark. Hughes has worked three consecutive days, while Leroux threw 1 2/3 innings on Sunday.

• Pedro Alvarez entered Monday leading all National League third baseman with 29 home runs, trailing only Detroit's Miguel Cabrera (36) for most among Major League third basemen. Alvarez's next homer will be his 30th, making him only the third Pirate third baseman to hit that mark in a single season. He would join Aramis Ramirez, who hit 34 in 2001, and Frank Thomas, who hit 31 in 1958.