Worth noting

• The Pirates surpassed the million mark in attendance on Thursday in the 39th home date of the season. In 2013, when they wound up with the second-highest season attendance in club history (2,256,862), the Bucs crossed the million threshold in their 42nd date.

• Pittsburgh had won 15 consecutive games when scoring four or more runs, until dropping the first two games of the Reds series by scores of 6-5 and 11-4.

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