Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

Worth noting

• The trio of Andrew McCutchen (31), Pedro Alvarez (30) and Garrett Jones (27) entered the final game with the fifth-highest home run total (88) for three Pirates teammates in club history. They were one from tying the fourth-highest of 89 shared by the 1949, '73 and '99 editions.

• The Bucs also have a trio of pitchers with 12-or-more wins (A.J. Burnett, James McDonald and Kevin Correia) for the first time since 1991, when the names were John Smiley, Zane Smith and Doug Drabek. That does not include former Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez, who went 5-4 with the Pirates toward his overall record of 12-13.

• Pittsburgh's season-long nightmare with the running game had an odd turnaround in the last two weeks of the season. Prior to Wednesday's finale, the Bucs had been successful on 14 of 19 steal attempts -- while throwing out four of 11 opposing runners.

• The trio of Andrew McCutchen (31), Pedro Alvarez (30) and Garrett Jones (27) entered the final game with the fifth-highest home run total (88) for three Pirates teammates in club history. They were one from tying the fourth-highest of 89 shared by the 1949, '73 and '99 editions.

• The Bucs also have a trio of pitchers with 12-or-more wins (A.J. Burnett, James McDonald and Kevin Correia) for the first time since 1991, when the names were John Smiley, Zane Smith and Doug Drabek. That does not include former Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez, who went 5-4 with the Pirates toward his overall record of 12-13.

• Pittsburgh's season-long nightmare with the running game had an odd turnaround in the last two weeks of the season. Prior to Wednesday's finale, the Bucs had been successful on 14 of 19 steal attempts -- while throwing out four of 11 opposing runners.