Worth noting

Worth noting

• One reason the Bucs and their fans were eager for Starling Marte's arrival is the speed and arm that made him ideal to handle PNC Park's vast left field. But is the park less friendly to his offense? Through his first 36 big league games, going into Saturday's action, Marte was batting .297 on the road and .206 at home.

• On Friday, Garrett Jones clubbed his 82nd homer since signing with Pittsburgh prior to the 2009 season. Andrew McCutchen is second during that stretch, with 81.

• Pirates manager Clint Hurdle got nostalgic watching Astros great Craig Biggio deliver the first pitch prior to Friday night's game. He recalled watching from the same dugout seat on June 28, 2007, when Biggio collected his 3,000th career hit -- off Aaron Cook of Hurdle's Rockies.