Nunez lives!


Remember Gustavo Nunez? (I’ll pause for a moment and wait while you Google him.) The infiedler whom the Pirates snagged in the Rule 5 Draft last Decemeber today began a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Pirates. Nunez was in big league spring training camp, then went on the 60-day DL when the Pirates acquried A.J. Burnett. He’s missed the entire season recovering from right ankle surgery.

Game 115: Dodgers @ Pirates, 7:05 p.m. ET

Dodgers (62-53): 1. Shane Victorino lf, 2. Mark Ellis 2b, 3. Matt Kemp cf, 4. Andre Ethier rf, 5. Hanley Ramirez ss, 6. James Loney 1b, 7. Adam Kennedy 3b, 8. A.J. Ellis c, 9. Aaron Harang rhp (7-7, 3.80)

Pirates (64-50): 1. Starling Marte lf, 2. Neil Walker 2b, 3. Andrew McCutchen cf, 4. Garrett Jones rf, 5. Gaby Sanchez 1b, 6. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 7. Michael McKenry c, 8. Clint Barmes ss, 9. Jeff Karstens rhp (4-2, 3.77)