"That was a double because he got after it right out of the box," Hurdle said. "As a group, in the seven games we've played, we have been very good on the bases."
• Chase d'Arnaud got into his first game of the spring, taking over at third base in the bottom of the sixth.
• Conversely, infielder Alen Hanson remained the only Pittsburgh player to appear in all seven games when he pinch-ran for Jordy Mercer in the seventh. Hansen stayed in the game at short, and he singled and scored in the ninth.
• Jaff Decker -- squeeze bunt for game's first run that led to a throwing error to set up a bigger inning, perfect throw home from right field to nail Hernan Perez carrying the potential game-tying run in the fifth -- continues to play up to his billing.
"Good outfielder, we were told, with a tick better than average arm," Hurdle said. "Plays the short game, moves the bat around, gets on base. Just a backyard ballplayer. That's what we heard, and that's what we've seen."
Decker was acquired from the San Diego Padres, along with pitcher Miles Mikolas (flipped by the Bucs to Texas for Chris McGuiness), in a Nov. 25 deal for Alex Dickerson.
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