• According to MLB.com researcher Roger Schlueter, the Pirates are the third team in the live-ball era (post-1916) to post three shutouts of two or fewer hits within a season's first 16 games.
Rodriguez and A.J. Burnett started one-hitters this week on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, and Rodriguez also started a two-hit blanking of the Cubs on April 3. The trio match the feats of the 1968 Indians and 1970 Reds.
• All of Andrew McCutchen's 2012 awards were on display Saturday night: In pregame ceremonies, he received his Players Choice Award from the MLB Players Association; and fans received bobbleheads depicting McCutchen posing with the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards.
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