Lincoln tossed six shutout innings against the Cardinals his last time out, earning his second Major League win. The 26-year-old former first-round Draft pick said he hopes he can continue to take advantage of his latest chance in the big leagues."Every start means something now," Lincoln said afterward. "I've gotten to the point in my career where I have to start showing something and showing them that I'm here for a reason. To go out there and show that I can attack guys and get them out at this level, I think, says a lot." Dodgers: Eveland called up
Left-hander Dana Eveland will be called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to start Thursday's makeup game against the Pirates, his first Major League start of the season.
The 27-year-old Eveland, who has appeared in 95 Major League games, was 12-8 with a 4.38 ERA in 25 starts in Albuquerque. Ted Lilly, who earned the victory Wednesday, finished August with a 2.35 ERA and .096 average against. The Dodgers are 5-1 in a stretch of playing 24 games in 24 days. Pirates: Let's make a deal (or two)
Pittsburgh was part of two trades Wednesday, the last day clubs could acquire players who will be eligible for postseason rosters.
The Pirates traded outfielder Matt Diaz to the Braves for a player to be named or cash and also dealt Triple-A outfielder John Bowker to the Phillies for the same compensation. Ryan Doumit is 3-for-23 in his last seven games since going 2-for-4 with a homer in the second game of a doubleheader on Aug. 22.
Chris Resop has allowed seven runs in his last six appearances.
Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen has a 19-inning scoreless streak, the longest of the season for a Dodger.
Thursday's makeup game is the fifth such game in the past 11 years at PNC Park. The Pirates are 1-3 in those games.