Marcell Ozuna belted a two-run homer and scored twice in Wednesday's win over the Braves.
The Marlins went ahead for good on a Martin Prado sac fly in the fifth and Ozuna provided some cushion with his blast later in the inning. It was his fourth longball in 18 games since his return from the minors. Ozuna has now gone deep eight times on the season to go along with 33 RBI.
Hector Olivera delivered a two-run single for his first major league hit and RBIs in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.
Olivera also drew a walk, reaching base twice Wednesday after failing to get on in Tuesday's debut. The Cuban defector didn't do a ton in his 35 games in the minors before being promoted, but scouts generally agree that his bat is big league-ready. He could have some fantasy value down the stretch.
Rockies SS prospect Trevor Story went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Albuquerque
The 22-year-old has shown some nice pop this year, contributing 18 homers and 77 RBI across two minor league levels. A recent 13-for-28 stretch has propelled his average from .261 to where it stands now at .281. Story's path to the big leagues is clearer now that Troy Tulowitzki has moved on to the Blue Jays.
Astros recalled OF Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno.
The addition of Carlos Gomez really cut into Tucker's playing time and the expected return of George Springer (wrist) on Friday means that he'll probably be mostly a pinch-hitter down the stretch. Tucker sports a .250/.302/.448 batting line with 12 homers over 79 games this season.
Nationals 1B/3B prospect Matt Skole launched two homers in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Syracuse.
He has five hits in his last two contests. Skole's batting average needs work (.231 across two levels this year) but his power stroke has returned with 19 homers and 80 RBI. The 26-year-old hasn't reached the 20-homer plateau since 2012. Including tonight's contest at Buffalo, he'll have six more games to get there.