Worth noting

Worth noting

• It was largely overlooked, but the Pirates' wins in Games 2 and 3 of the NLDS handed the Cardinals their first back-to-back losses since Sept. 2-3.

• Feats in this NLDS by Bucs players invariably raise references to 1992, when the club made its last postseason appearance. But by driving in at least one run in each of Pittsburgh's five games this postseason, Pedro Alvarez has harkened all the way back to the Roaring '20s.

The only other Pirates player to have a comparable RBI streak was Clyde Barnhart, who drove in a run in seven consecutive World Series games in 1925 and '27.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.