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• Manager Clint Hurdle left himself a little wriggle room -- "That's where we stand right now." -- but said plans are for Bucs to ride out the rotation. That means Kyle McPherson, Wandy Rodriguez, Jeff Locke, Kevin Correia and A.J. Burnett all get one more start.

• Sam LeCure, a third-year right-hander with the Reds, entering Friday night's game had yet to allow a hit to any of the Pirates, who were a collective 0-for-25 lifetime off him. That blew Hurdle's mind: "I've never had a guy this late in the season that we've seen a number of times and not have a hit off."

• As part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Roberto Clemente's 3,000th career hit on Sunday, Clemente family members and former teammate Steve Blass will participate in a pregame ceremony. It will also be the Pirates' annual Fan Appreciation Day.

• Manager Clint Hurdle left himself a little wriggle room -- "That's where we stand right now." -- but said plans are for Bucs to ride out the rotation. That means Kyle McPherson, Wandy Rodriguez, Jeff Locke, Kevin Correia and A.J. Burnett all get one more start.

• Sam LeCure, a third-year right-hander with the Reds, entering Friday night's game had yet to allow a hit to any of the Pirates, who were a collective 0-for-25 lifetime off him. That blew Hurdle's mind: "I've never had a guy this late in the season that we've seen a number of times and not have a hit off."

• As part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Roberto Clemente's 3,000th career hit on Sunday, Clemente family members and former teammate Steve Blass will participate in a pregame ceremony. It will also be the Pirates' annual Fan Appreciation Day.