• Next Saturday's Pirates-Reds game at Great American Ball Park has been tabbed for the national telecast by FOX, resulting in the first pitch being moved to 1:05 p.m. ET from the originally scheduled 4:10 p.m.
• Francisco Liriano became the 13th pitcher in history with at least 1,000 strikeouts and more strikeouts than innings pitched when he ended Friday night's game with 1,001 K's in 996 innings.
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