The Pirates took it also right up to the wire, but they found a way to get lefty reliever Hisonori Takahashi, who arrived last night, onto the active roster before today’s game against the Brewers. Reliever Chad Qualls goes on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort in his left big toe. Really. I’m not making that up. “It’s affected him for a while,” GM Neal Huntington said. “We need 25 healthy guys, it was impacting him, so we made the move. He can help us here in September.”
»»» At Triple-A Indy, C Jose Morales went on the DL, back-dated to Friday, and INF Jeff Larish was activated. … Double-A Altoona beat Richmond, 3-0, Saturday to notch the 1,000th win in franchise history. Jameson Taillon pitches today for the Curve.
Game 127: Brewers @ Pirates, 1:35 p.m. ET
Brewers (58-67): 1. Norichka Aoki rf, 2. Rickie Weeks 2b, 3. Ryan Braun lf, 4. Aramis Ramirez 3b, 5. Corey Hart 1b, 6. Jonathan Lucroy c, 7. Carlos Gomez cf, 8. Jean Segura ss, 9. Mark Rogers rhp (1-1, 5.02)
Pirates (68-58): 1. Travis Snider lf, 2. Neil Walker 2b, 3. Andrew McCutchen cf, 4. Garrett Jones rf, 5. Jeff Clement 1b, 6. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 7. Rod Barajas c, 8. Clint Barmes ss, 8. 9. Erik Bedard lhp (7-13, 4.76)