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• Reliever Juan Cruz (shoulder inflammation) is set to make another rehab start for Double-A Altoona on Thursday night, after an accelerated simulated-game bullpen session on Wednesday in which he went through his entire repertoire.

• Kevin Correia's spot start Wednesday pushed each of the constants in the five-man rotation back one day, enabling them to take their next turns on five days' rest, starting with Wandy Rodriguez on Thursday. So how have those pitchers fared with an additional day of rest this season? A.J. Burnett, James McDonald, Erik Bedard, Jeff Karstens and Rodriguez were a collective 19-14 with a 3.25 ERA entering Thursday's game.

• In closing out Wednesday night's 7-6 win, Joel Hanrahan had only the third "pluperfect" save of his career, three-up and three-down, all on strikeouts. Hanrahan had one last season (May 27 at the Cubs) and one earlier this year (June 5 at Cincinnati).

• Andrew McCutchen has gone hitless in consecutive games only once all season (June 8-9), and his longest hitless streak has lasted nine at-bats (June 7-10).

• Reliever Juan Cruz (shoulder inflammation) is set to make another rehab start for Double-A Altoona on Thursday night, after an accelerated simulated-game bullpen session on Wednesday in which he went through his entire repertoire.

• Kevin Correia's spot start Wednesday pushed each of the constants in the five-man rotation back one day, enabling them to take their next turns on five days' rest, starting with Wandy Rodriguez on Thursday. So how have those pitchers fared with an additional day of rest this season? A.J. Burnett, James McDonald, Erik Bedard, Jeff Karstens and Rodriguez were a collective 19-14 with a 3.25 ERA entering Thursday's game.

• In closing out Wednesday night's 7-6 win, Joel Hanrahan had only the third "pluperfect" save of his career, three-up and three-down, all on strikeouts. Hanrahan had one last season (May 27 at the Cubs) and one earlier this year (June 5 at Cincinnati).

• Andrew McCutchen has gone hitless in consecutive games only once all season (June 8-9), and his longest hitless streak has lasted nine at-bats (June 7-10).