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• Through their first nine games, the Pirates had scored 24 of their total of 41 runs after the sixth inning -- helping explain why relievers owned four of their six victories. The only starter with a victory entering Saturday night's game was Gerrit Cole, who has two.

• It will be a source of growing fascination to see how long Pirates staff can resist the Gregory Polanco temptation, if his assault on Triple-A pitching continues. Through Friday, Polanco was hitting .441 (15-for-34) for Indianapolis, with only three strikeouts in those 34 at-bats.

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• Through their first nine games, the Pirates had scored 24 of their total of 41 runs after the sixth inning -- helping explain why relievers owned four of their six victories. The only starter with a victory entering Saturday night's game was Gerrit Cole, who has two.

• It will be a source of growing fascination to see how long Pirates staff can resist the Gregory Polanco temptation, if his assault on Triple-A pitching continues. Through Friday, Polanco was hitting .441 (15-for-34) for Indianapolis, with only three strikeouts in those 34 at-bats.

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

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