• There was a rare four-minute groundskeeping delay during the second inning of Sunday's game: The batter's boxes had to be re-chalked after plate umpire Paul Nauert noticed a slight irregularity.
• Barring any unexpected glitches, Alvarez could overtake a couple of storied Bucs for fourth place on the club's all-time list of homers by third basemen by the All-Star Game break. Alvarez (52) trails Pie Traynor by three and Bill Madlock is the current No. 4 with 64. Richie Hebner tops the list with 120.
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