Worth noting

• Starter Wandy Rodriguez and relievers Jason Grilli and Chris Leroux were making their second visit of the year to Chase Field. They pitched here for three different countries in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.

• Pirates players spent the early afternoon attentively watching the clubhouse big screen as former Bucs pitcher Kevin Correia took a shutout into the eighth inning for the Twins in Kansas City.

• The Pirates hadn't scored more than three runs in any of their first six games for the first time since 1955, when they had scored a total of 12 (against eight this year) in an 0-6 start.

• When he made his first appearance for the Pirates as a ninth-inning sub at shortstop on Opening Day, John McDonald drew a throwing error on the very first ball hit to him.

How bizarre was that? Last season, in 63 appearances at three different positions with the D-backs, Johnny Mac had one error in 469 chances.

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