Worth noting

• The Pirates have posted a 6-2 record in their eight one-run games this season. Twelve of the Pirates' first 17 games have been decided by two runs or fewer.

• The Pirates' bullpen ranks fourth in the National League with a 2.47 ERA entering Saturday and is tied for second among all big league teams in wins with five.

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