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Worth noting

Worth noting
• The Pirates have posted a 2.73 ERA in their first 13 games and ranked fourth in the Majors entering Saturday in ERA behind Philadelphia (2.20), Texas (2.38) and Washington (2.38).

• On Friday night at Class A Bradenton, right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out six batters in his first two innings and wound up striking out seven in five innings of work. He has received three no-decisions in his first three professional starts, striking out a total of 18 batters in 12 innings.

• Shortstop Alen Hanson had two more hits for Class A West Virginia on Friday and leads the South Atlantic League with 26 hits. He also ranks second with a .797 slugging percentage and second with a 1.246 OPS.

• The Pirates have posted a 2.73 ERA in their first 13 games and ranked fourth in the Majors entering Saturday in ERA behind Philadelphia (2.20), Texas (2.38) and Washington (2.38).

• On Friday night at Class A Bradenton, right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out six batters in his first two innings and wound up striking out seven in five innings of work. He has received three no-decisions in his first three professional starts, striking out a total of 18 batters in 12 innings.

• Shortstop Alen Hanson had two more hits for Class A West Virginia on Friday and leads the South Atlantic League with 26 hits. He also ranks second with a .797 slugging percentage and second with a 1.246 OPS.