The Miami Marlins called up top prospect Andrew Heaney on Monday to join their struggling rotation, along with three other young players in a midseason roster shake-up.
Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and Jody Mercer also went deep, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-6 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Randy Wolf pitched six innings Monday night for his first victory since 2012, and the Miami Marlins beat Tampa Bay 3-1, sending the Rays to their seventh consecutive loss.
The Miami Marlins weren’t acting on premonition when they traded for a reliever Sunday, though what unfolded later in the day proved how badly their bullpen needs help.
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been cleared to pitch Tuesday after complaining of a sore elbow in his most recent start. The severity of right-hander Carter Capps’s elbow injury is still unclear.
Jimmy Nelson pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings in his season debut for the Milwaukee Brewers, and they beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Sunday.