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Worth noting

• Pirates closer Jason Grilli will throw a simulated game Wednesday as he works his way back from an oblique strain that landed him on the disabled list April 26. Hurdle said he had not yet had a conversation with Grilli about whether or not a rehab assignment would follow.

Ike Davis entered Tuesday's game with a five-game hitting streak, his longest streak since mid-August, 2012.

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