Worth noting

• The players on the Pirates' current roster had an aggregate of 123 at-bats prior to Tuesday's game against Tim Hudson, and the guy with the only home run off him was not in their lineup.

Pedro Alvarez's timeout continued, with Josh Harrison stationed at third base and Travis Snider in left.

"I tried to get a couple of hot bats in the lineup," Hurdle said, "and we continue to do everything we can to get [Alvarez] back in the form where he's very competitive, on both sides of the ball."

Harrison delivered a homer off Hudson in the first inning, Harrison's first career leadoff shot. Snider slugged a two-run shot in the second.

• Thanks to Andrew Susac, the Giants rookie who saw nine pitches in a pinch-hitting appearance before flying out with one out in the ninth, Vance Worley fell one pitch shy Monday of a rare complete game with under 100 pitches.

Worley hit 100 on the nose, 71 of them strikes.

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