*The Pirates rank first in baseball with 21 day game wins. Their pitchers have an MLB-best 3.28 ERA during day games and are tops in baseball allowing a .214 opponents batting average during day games.
* The two teams have combined for just 5.1 runs per game in their ten meetings this season.
* Jason Grilli has set a franchise record for the most saves prior to the All-Star break with 28 (saves became an official statistic in 1969).
* Alfonso Soriano has three home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games.
* Starling Marte has a 10-game hitting streak. Of his 19 total hits during this streak, nine have been for extra bases.