Worth noting

• The Pirates are 44-6 when leading after seven innings. That sixth loss came Tuesday when the Bucs' bullpen gave up a 2-1 lead by allowing a five-run eighth inning.

Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco -- hitting first and second respectively in Wednesday's order -- entered the game with respectable hitting streaks. Harrison hit safely in nine straight games coming into Wednesday, while Polanco had a knock in six in a row.

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