Worth noting

Worth noting

• Wandy Rodriguez threw long toss again Friday. Hurdle said the lefty gave him a big thumbs up as he walked by his office. Rodriguez has been on the disabled list with a left forearm strain since June 11.

• The Pirates didn't allow a home run in their five-game set against the Cardinals and haven't given up a long ball at home in seven straight games. They have surrendered just four in their last 25 home games.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.