• Brandon Inge had a hit in every game he'd played with the Pirates -- until his first one in PNC Park. It figured: Friday night's 0-for-2 dropped his lifetime average there to .125. He'd been 4-for-30 while visiting for Interleague games with the Tigers.
• Jose Tabata (left hamstring) was available for pinch-hit duty Saturday, but still was not likely to return to the starting lineup Sunday, when the Pirates will face another left-hander, Gio Gonzalez.
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