Worth noting

Pedro Alvarez entered Sunday's game with 35 RBIs, second among National League third basemen to Casey McGehee, the former popular Buccos utilityman now with Miami.

• A dozen different Pirates players have driven in 10-plus runs, the most in the NL; Colorado is next with 10 double-figure RBI men.

• In Friday night's game, Russell Martin (3-for-3 with three runs scored and four driven in) became the second Pirates catcher ever with that batting line; Ryan Doumit compiled it on Sept. 30, 2009 in Wrigley Field against the Cubs.

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