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Worth noting

• Wandy Rodriguez received a cortisone shot in his arm Saturday, and his rehab is still on hold. Hurdle said it "wouldn't be fair" to say Rodriguez will need surgery on his forearm, which tightened during a flat-ground throwing session Friday. That injury forced him from a June 5 start against the Reds.

• A win Sunday would give the Bucs five straight wins against the Brewers for the first time since August 2002.

• Pedro Alvarez carried a career-high 12-game hitting streak into Sunday's contest. He's batting .396 during the streak and .247 on the season, with 20 homers and 53 RBIs.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for
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