Worth noting

Worth noting

• Starling Marte was back atop Wednesday night's lineup for his first start in four games. Manager Clint Hurdle noted Marte had tweaked a knee on a slide in Houston, but added that "was not restrictive." Instead, Marte had missed some starts because "his at-bats got sloppy," said Hurdle.

• How is it possible for Joel Hanrahan to have picked up only three saves since Aug. 8? Since then, the Bucs have only four wins by three or fewer runs (the conditions for a save). During the same stretch, Hanrahan has closed out five games the Pirates won by four-plus, including Tuesday night's 10-6 victory over the Mets.

• Pedro Alvarez had his seventh game of the season with four-plus RBIs in Tuesday's 10-6 victory. That is tied with Texas' Josh Hamilton for the most in the Majors.