The Rockies moved right-handed relief pitcher John Axford to the restricted list, which means he can continue to care for his son as he recovers from a rattlesnake bite incident but can be activated at any point.
Cubs starter Jake Arrieta has allowed runs in just one of his 13 2/3 innings pitched this season. A.J. Burnett has pitched well for the Pirates, but is still looking for his first victory as the teams get set to open a four-game series Monday night at PNC Park.
At some point the D-backs will need Yasmany Tomas to get regular at-bats, but at least for right now they are content that the Cuban slugger is learning enough just by being in the big leagues.
Don Mattingly will pitch Brett Anderson and Clayton Kershaw Tuesday and Wednesday on four days rest. Thursday would be Zack Greinke's day to pitch on four days rest, but Mattingly seems to be leaning toward inserting a fifth starter that day to give the rotation an extra day of rest, starting with Greinke.
After further contemplation, Giants manager Bruce Bochy opted for the conventional solution and likely will name either Ryan Vogelsong or Yusmeiro Petit to fill in for Jake Peavy in the starting rotation.