Worth noting

• West Virginia's Reese McGuire extended his hitting streak to 18 games Thursday night, the longest by a member of the Bucs' Class A Advanced affiliate since Starling Marte clocked a 22-game streak in 2009.

• The Bucs entered Thursday night's game in another of their RISP funks, having gone 10-for-53 in their last six games with runners in scoring position.

• Right-hander Stolmy Pimentel (right shoulder inflammation) is throwing a simulated game this weekend in Bradenton, Fla.

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