Worth noting

• Entering Sunday, Andrew McCutchen led the National League with 15 walks, and he is on pace for 135 this year. The club record for most walks in a season is held by Ralph Kiner, who walked a league-leading 137 times in 1951.

• In the last three games, Pirates pinch-hitters have combined to go 4-for-7 with a home run and five RBIs. This season, the Bucs have gone 10-for-33 (.303) with two home runs and a league leading 10s RBI off the bench.

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