Worth noting

Bryan Morris was the only Pirates reliever who got to sit out the 16-inning game, not the first time the right-hander felt like a marathon accessory.

During his days as a starter. Morris recalled being chased after four innings in a Double-A Altoona game -- that wound up going 19 innings.

"But this was the longest game I watched in uniform without participating," Morris said of the 4-3 victory over the Cubs.

• Coupled with Monday's Opening Day win on Neil Walker's 10th-inning homer, the Bucs have opened a season with consecutive walk-off wins for the first time in the club's history.

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