Worth noting

• Pirates prospect Adrian Sampson came within two outs of a no-hitter for Double-A Altoona on Friday night. Sampson, who is ranked as the Bucs' 19th-best prospect by MLB.com, had the no-no broken up in the ninth inning by Bowie's Mike Yastrzemski (Carl's grandson). Sampson took the shutout instead, and has a 2.58 ERA in 20 starts for Altoona.

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.