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Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, 11:48 p.m.

• Pirates starter Jeff Locke is coming off another poor start. Control issues continue to hinder Locke, who has walked 14 in his last 17 innings. He has lost his All-Star form in the second half, going 1-3 in his past eight starts. Locke said he has not changed his approach and said he is a pitcher who must live on the edges of the plate. Still, rising walk and strikeout rates indicate an unwillingness to pitch to contact.

• Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata has excellent career numbers against Kyle Lohse with 12 hits in 23 at bats (.522). Tabata is batting .308 in August.

• Pirates top hitting prospect Gregory Polanco started his fifth straight game in right field for Double-A Altoona on Monday, shifting from center field. Polanco is unlikely to be called up this season, but his continuing to get starts in right field in Altoona perhaps is telling of the organization's plans for him to be a candidate to fill that void for the Pirates in 2014.

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