Worth noting

Gerrit Cole's career record as a stopper -- in games following a Pirates loss -- dropped to 7-3 with Friday night's 1-0 loss to the Cardinals.

• Prior to Saturday's game, the Cardinals were 10-0 when scoring at least four runs. The Bucs have had a few more down days on the pitching side, going 7-3 when putting four-plus runs on the board.

• A week ago, Yankees reliever Cesar Cabral faced four Tampa Bay Rays, did not retire any of them and hit three of them with pitches. The only other big league pitcher to do that in the last century? The Pirates' Dock Ellis, who on May 1, 1974 started against the Reds and hit Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen before walking Tony Perez to force in a run then taking a walk himself, replaced by John Morlan.

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. Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.