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Worth noting

• Five of the last six runs scored by the Pirates have come by way of the solo home run. The Pirates have outhomered their opponents 60-31 at PNC Park this season.

• With Saturday night's 2-1 victory, the Pirates improved to 27-21 overall and 17-7 at PNC Park this season in games decided by one run. Only the Diamondbacks (31), Athletics (29) and Royals (28) have more one-run wins than the Bucs this season (the Yankees also have 27).

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