The lineup: Brock Holt 2B, Travis Snider RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Mike McKenry C, Alex Presley LF, Clint Barmes SS, Wandy Rodriguez P.
- The Pirates are 40-27 at home and need one more win at PNC Park to clinch just their second winning season in the park's 12-year history. Pittsburgh finished 43-38 at home in 2006.
- The Bucs announced that OF Starling Marte will join Indy on a rehab assignment for game one of the International League playoffs tomorrow.He'll start his work tonight, playing for the State College Spikes, then join the Indians Wednesday.
- Zack von Rosenberg threw a nine-inning three-hitter with a pair of strikeouts in West Virginia's 4-1 victory last night. The complete game is a nice boost for the 21 year old ZVR as he looks ahead to 2013. He struggled for much of the season (5-7, 4.36), spending time in Florida to work on fastball command.
- Little late, but what the heck: The Pirates have agreed to terms with 21st round draft pick 1B/3B Jordan Steranka. The Mt Lebanon product, a senior, posted an overall .337 BA in a four-year career at Penn State. He started all 54 games of his career and earned All Big-Ten honors this campaign He got a signing extension from the league because of illness.