Worth noting

Worth noting

• Entering Tuesday night's game, Pirates pitchers had allowed one home run in their last 100 innings at PNC Park.

• Over the course of the 10-game hitting streak Andrew McCutchen brought into Tuesday's game, he had raised his average from .287 to .303 by going 16-for-38.

• In Monday's game, the A's scored an Interleague victory while being limited to three hits for the first time since June 27, 2010, also against the Pirates, in a 3-2 win in Oakland.

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