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Worth noting

• The Pirates joined the "Sweet Caroline" chorus after the first inning of Saturday night's game, playing the Fenway Park anthem in tribute to Boston as the PNC Park crowd energetically accompanied Neil Diamond.

Additionally, the Pirates Charities portion of the daily 50/50 Raffle was donated to, which is raising funds to assist families affected by Monday's tragic events.

• According to researcher Roger Schlueter, the Pirates are the third team in the live-ball era (post-1916) to post three shutouts of two or fewer hits within a season's first 16 games.

Rodriguez and A.J. Burnett started one-hitters this week on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, and Rodriguez also started a two-hit blanking of the Cubs on April 3. The trio match the feats of the 1968 Indians and 1970 Reds.

• All of Andrew McCutchen's 2012 awards were on display Saturday night: In pregame ceremonies, he received his Players Choice Award from the MLB Players Association; and fans received bobbleheads depicting McCutchen posing with the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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