Worth noting

Worth noting

• Gerrit Cole (5-5), the Bucs' starting pitcher on Friday night, and Liriano (11-4) are the only two active pitchers in the Majors who have started 10-plus times and picked up a decision in each start. The only other starter meeting that criteria is Miami's Alex Sanabia, whose last start was on May 26.

• Jordy Mercer, whose been nursing a slightly-tight right hamstring, was back in Saturday night's lineup at short.

• The Pirates will not alter their rotation around Monday's off-day -- the team's first since the All-Star break. Rather, by staying in turn, each starter will make his next turn with an extra day of rest.

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