Worth noting

Worth noting

• Andrew McCutchen hit his 30th homer on Thursday. Pedro Alvarez has 29. The two can become the first pair of Pirates teammates to hit 30 since 2001 (Brian Giles 37, Aramis Ramirez 34).

• When the Brewers jumped Wandy Rodriguez for three runs out of the gate on Thursday, it was the 62nd time -- in 149 games -- that the Bucs' foes have scored in the first inning.