Worth noting

• With 17 home dates remaining, the Pirates' attendance is 113,000 ahead of the pace of last season, when the Bucs wound up with a total gate of 2,256,862 -- the second largest in franchise history.

• Through Monday, the Bucs were second in the National League with 90 errors (Arizona was tops with 91 miscues) that have resulted in 55 unearned runs -- already 11 more than they had all last season.

"They're definitely not playing the type of defense they're capable of. We're gifting too many runs," Hurdle said.

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