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• Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is one of the three finalists for 2012 Player of the Year, the highest of the Players Choice Awards presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association and voted upon by its member players. The co-finalists are Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout of the Angels. The Players Choice Awards will be presented on MLB Network's November telecast.

• Monday night's 2-1 win -- the Bucs fell behind 1-0 in the top of the third -- was the club's 37th comeback victory of the season. Amazingly, however, to underscore the tailspin of the last six weeks, it was the first since Aug. 19, date of the 19-inning win in St. Louis.

• Interestingly, the teams bringing down the regular-season curtain at PNC Park are ending a season against each other for the first time since 1964, when the Pirates went out against the Milwaukee Braves.

• Entering Tuesday night's game, the Pirates have played five consecutive one-run games, losing three of them to drop their record in the tight decisions below .500 (28-29). The 28 victories in one-run games rank fourth in the National League, trailing the Reds (31) and the Dodgers and Giants (29 each).

• Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is one of the three finalists for 2012 Player of the Year, the highest of the Players Choice Awards presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association and voted upon by its member players. The co-finalists are Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout of the Angels. The Players Choice Awards will be presented on MLB Network's November telecast.

• Monday night's 2-1 win -- the Bucs fell behind 1-0 in the top of the third -- was the club's 37th comeback victory of the season. Amazingly, however, to underscore the tailspin of the last six weeks, it was the first since Aug. 19, date of the 19-inning win in St. Louis.

• Interestingly, the teams bringing down the regular-season curtain at PNC Park are ending a season against each other for the first time since 1964, when the Pirates went out against the Milwaukee Braves.

• Entering Tuesday night's game, the Pirates have played five consecutive one-run games, losing three of them to drop their record in the tight decisions below .500 (28-29). The 28 victories in one-run games rank fourth in the National League, trailing the Reds (31) and the Dodgers and Giants (29 each).