Rookie outfielder Starling Marte was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained right oblique. In his place, the Pirates recalled Jose Tabata from Triple-A Indianapolis. "We're having a hard time communicating pain and discomfort, because he's never really been hurt before. He's having it looked at now," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said early Sunday. "We did get to an understanding about one thing -- he is more sore today than he was [Saturday]." In 23 games since his July 26 debut, Marte is batting .253 with four homers and 10 RBIs. Tabata, who was sent down to Indianapolis on July 2, is hitting .232 with three home runs and 11 RBIs over 73 games. Tabata went 2-for-7 in Sunday's 19-inning win. The Bucs' bullpen effort Sunday consisted of three innings from Chris Resop, two each from Kevin Correia, Jared Hughes and Rodriguez, and one apiece from Jason Grilli, Joel Hanrahan and Juan Cruz. Padres: Headley on fire in August
Headley went deep three times in Pittsburgh earlier in August, during which he already has eight home runs. Headley is also hitting .313 this month with 24 RBIs and 12 runs scored. Headley went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 7-1 win, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Everth Cabrera is 21-for-21 in steal attempts this season. Prior to his May 17 callup from Triple A-Tucson, Cabrera was 15-for-15 in steal attempts for the Minor League club. Worth noting
The Padres are 15-3 during their last 18 games against Pittsburgh. The Pirates most recently took two games out of three in St. Louis. San Diego has dropped five of its last six games.