Brown’s deal could affect Wallace’s ability to cash in. The Steelers are up against the salary cap and — with the exception of Hines Ward — have been historically averse to giving big contracts to wide receivers. Advertisements

Watch Starling Marte‘s home run again. I can’t get enough of this. First at-bat, first pitch, bomb.

Each day I’ll try to update the blog with games that have an impact on the Pirates playoff chances.  Info comes from SportsClubStats.com.

Here is what Starling Marte had to say the day of his big league call-up.

With the Pirates acquisition of Wandy Rodriguez, there had been much speculation on what the Pirates would do with their rotation.  Today, our questions have been answered: Kevin Correia will be sent to the bullpen.

• The Phillies continue to talk to a bunch of teams about Shane Victorino, although their recent hot streak has left them more up in the air than ever about whether to trade a core player such as Victorino, whom they can’t easily replace.

Burnett bounced back from his first loss since early May by shutting down the Marlins on Saturday, allowing one run in 7 2/3 innings to lower his ERA to 3.59.