• Saturday's Stephen Strasburg (2009)/Gerrit Cole (2011) matchup was historically the 11th ever between pitchers who had been overall No. 1 selections in the First-Year Player Draft.
• Through Saturday, the Bucs had played 47 games since their only shutout, on Opening Day. That matched their longest stretch without pitching a shutout since May 9-June 29, 2010, when they also went 47 games without a whitewash.
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