Worth noting

Worth noting

Russell Martin leads all Major League catchers with 34 caught stealings and his 3.19 catcher's ERA ranks second. Martin also leads National League catchers with a .998 fielding percentage, having made just two errors in 887 chances.

On Thursday, he made an alert play to snag a popped up bunt with two men on and nobody out in the ninth.

• In support of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball, its clubs and the players to increase opportunities for youth participation in baseball and softball, the Pirates are teaming up with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) to host an equipment collection drive on Federal Street prior to the Friday's game vs. the Cubs at PNC Park.

On Friday, fans are invited to donate new and used equipment, which will benefit the Pittsburgh Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.

In conjunction with the equipment drive, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will award a grant of $5,000 to the Pittsburgh RBI for the purchase of new equipment.

George Von Benko is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.