Worth noting

• Russell Martin made his sixth straight start on Wednesday afternoon, marking the catcher's 11th start behind the plate in the Pirates' last 12 contests. The Bucs have an off-day on Thursday before hosting the Reds this weekend.

• Tony Watson pitched two innings Tuesday for just the second time this season. Watson allowed the two runners he inherited from Gerrit Cole to score, but he was not charged with any runs. The left-handed reliever collected his ninth win of the season.

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