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Worth noting

Michael McKenry, who underwent left knee surgery two weeks ago, made his first return visit to the Bucs' clubhouse -- on crutches -- and received a very warm welcome from his teammates.

• Tabata returned to the lineup after missing all three starts in St. Louis -- where he is a lifetime .327 hitter after going 3-for-3 off the bench in Thursday's game.

Asked whether he considered hypnotizing Tabata into believing he was still in Busch Stadium, Hurdle said with a smile, "I don't think that's legal."

• As part of Friday's day-long SU2C (Stand Up To Cancer) event surrounding the Pirates' game, the club offered special ticket packages in which $10 of each ticket price was donated to SU2C.

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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