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• With everyday No. 3 hitter McCutchen taking the day off, Neil Walker batted in that slot for only the second time this season.

• Right-hander Juan Cruz (elbow inflammation) on Sunday threw the first bullpen session on his comeback agenda.

• Rod Barajas' tie-breaking single in the ninth inning Saturday was only the Pirates' fifth run-scoring hit to not leave the yard in a span of nine games; in that same stretch, the Pirates had 13 home runs.

• With 71 home runs in their first 51 road games, the Pirates have a shot at a new club record. The 1966 edition set the standard with 110.

• With everyday No. 3 hitter McCutchen taking the day off, Neil Walker batted in that slot for only the second time this season.

• Right-hander Juan Cruz (elbow inflammation) on Sunday threw the first bullpen session on his comeback agenda.

• Rod Barajas' tie-breaking single in the ninth inning Saturday was only the Pirates' fifth run-scoring hit to not leave the yard in a span of nine games; in that same stretch, the Pirates had 13 home runs.

• With 71 home runs in their first 51 road games, the Pirates have a shot at a new club record. The 1966 edition set the standard with 110.

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