Fernandez stayed unbeaten in his home career, Dee Gordon’s standup triple led to him scoring the go-ahead run in his return to the lineup and the Miami Marlins topped the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Papelbon, 34, is 17-for-17 in save chances this season and, with 123 saves, owns the Phillies’ career record. The Nationals will ship out Double-A right-hander Nick Pivetta and demote Drew Storen to a set-up role.
Werth and Zimmerman were activated from the disabled list on Tuesday night after lengthy stints and will be in the lineup for the Nationals’ game against the Marlins.
Tulowitzki, who had spent his entire 10-year career with the Rockies, was traded to the Blue Jays in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with Jose Reyes among a package of players heading west.
The stadium has allowed the second-fewest home runs this season because of its cavernous dimensions, which has only added to the huge disappointment the Marlins have been thus far.
The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The Athletics picked him up in a trade with the Nationals in January.
Cowherd’s questioning of baseball tactics veered in the wrong direction last week when, in an attempt to prove the simplicity of the game, he singled out players from the Dominican Republic as being uneducated.
Martinez will become the first pitcher, and eighth player, to have his number hung on the right-field roof deck in Fenway Park when the Red Sox honor him by retiring his No. 45 before Tuesday’s game against the White Sox.
The three pitchers, all of whom became dominant after being traded by their first teams, and Biggio, a former catcher who blossomed as a second baseman, were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Cole allowed one run and seven hits over 8 2/3 innings to become the first 14-game winner in the majors as the Pirates closed a four-game series with the Nationals with a 3-1 victory.
The Washington Nationals reinstated infielder Rendon on Saturday from the 15-day disabled list. He is slated to hit second and play second base Saturday night in Pittsburgh.
Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pirates raced by the Nationals, 7-3, on Thursday night.