• The Pirates have signed seventh-round Draft pick Buddy Borden, a righty out of UNLV. He went 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA this season and was named Co-Mountain West Pitcher of the Year. He will be assigned to short-season Class A Jamestown. The Pirates have now signed 27 Draft picks.
• Locke lost his first game since April 7 on Monday, allowing just two runs and three hits over seven innings. Last week, he became the first pitcher in franchise history to avoid losses in 16 straight starts.
• The A's are now 10-0 all-time against the Pirates. This is just their second trip to Pittsburgh. The Pirates are 11-4 in Interleague Play.