Locke here today, Tabata soon to follow?


This afternoon, LHP Jeff Locke was recalled from Triple-A Indy and OF Alex Presley was sent down. Locke gives the Pirates depth in the bullpen, with RHP Kevin Correia making a spot start today. Locke’s stay could be brief — Correia could be ready to pitch again out of the bullpen in three days or so — which raises the possibility of a Jose Tabata recall in the near future.

»»» Correia has won his past six decisions, which ties him with Kyle Lohse for the longest active streak in the National League. A.J. Burnett won a club- and season-best nine straight decisions from May 19 to July 8.

Game 110: Diamondbacks @ Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET

D’backs (56-54): 1. Stephen Drew ss, 2. Willie Bloomquist 2b, 3. Chris Johnson 3b, 4. Paul Goldschmidt 1b, 5. Justin Upton rf, 6. Miguel Montero c, 7. Chris Young cf, 8. Gerardo Parra lf, 9. Ian Kennedy rhp (10-8, 4.15)

Pirates (62-47): 1. Starling Marte lf, 2. Travis Snider rf, 3. Andrew McCutchen cf, 4. Garrett Jones 1b, 5. Neil Walker 2b, 6. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 7. Rod Barajas c, 8. Jordy Mercer ss, 9. Kevin Correia rhp (8-6, 4.49)