• Dept. of Small Sample Size, but still interesting given that last year's Pirates were last on both sides of the stolen-base coin: Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen (with six steals each) were tied for second in the NL entering Saturday's game, and catcher Russell Martin was also tied for second having thrown out five runners.
• Pirates relievers' success at stranding inherited runners -- 81.5 percent, on 22 of 27 -- topped the NL through Friday's games.
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