Jose Contreras went on the bereavement list Friday after a death in his family.
Travis Snider knows all too well the meaning of loss. And his most painful ones have nothing to do with any game he has played on a field.
Pedro Alvarez hit an opposite-field home run for the game's only run, and Jeff Locke pitched another strong game to raise his record to 4-1.
Knee soreness forced Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen to miss Sunday's game against Houston.
Matt Dominguez scored Jason Castro from third and sent the Pirates to the loss at PNC Park.
Matt Garza is set to come off the disabled list and make his first start of the season for the Cubs against the Pirates.
Tabata has used the first quarter of the season to remind Clint Hurdle what he can do. As a result, he's fighting Snider for playing time.
Pirates utility infielder John McDonald is battling an elbow injury and a lower-back strain while on the disabled list.
Three arches resembling the famous ballpark's main gate were dismantled in stages over the past two weeks.
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