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  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 57 44 .564 — Baltimore 51 50 .505 6 Toronto 52 51 .505 6 Tampa Bay 51 52 .495 7 Boston 45 58 .437 13 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 54 46 .540 — New York 52 50 .510 3 Atlanta 46 56 .451 9 Miami 42 60 .412 13 Philadelphia 39 64 .379 16½ Central Division W…

  • Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push

    HOUSTON (AP) — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it — making big moves to try and propel…

  • With baseball’s 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins

    MIAMI (AP) — Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball’s top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game’s leaders…

  • LEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals’ debut at Toronto

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: DEBUT TIME: Johnny Cueto, obtained from Cincinnati, makes his Kansas City Royals’ debut when he starts at Toronto. Cueto, 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA…

  • Hamels’ trade to Rangers being finalized, expected Friday

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels’ locker was still intact in Philadelphia’s clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison’s in Texas’ locker room. The left-handed pitchers won’t officially trade places until Friday. Details were still being finalized…

  • Giants get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff run

    CINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. The defending World Series champions acquired one…

  • Brewers lose 5-2 to Cubs

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers lost two key players in a trade right before the game, and almost got the win anyway. The bullpen just couldn’t hold on. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of…

  • Carrasco goes the distance in Indians’ 3-1 victory

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco made a few adjustments between starts and it made all the difference. Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Brewers 4 0 1.000 — Dodgers 3 1 .750 1 Reds 2 2 .500 2 x-White Sox 1 3 .250 3 Indians 1 3 .250 3 East Division W…

  • A’s manage just 2 hits in 3-1 loss to Indians

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt bounced back nicely after giving up four consecutive hits in the first inning, including a two-run homer to Cleveland’s Carlos Santana. It still wasn’t enough to get the Oakland…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Brewers 4 0 1.000 — Dodgers 3 1 .750 1 Reds 2 2 .500 2 x-White Sox 1 3 .250 3 Indians 1 3 .250 3 East Division W…

  • Hamilton’s game-ending hit gives Texas 7-6 win over Yankees

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton’s big swing in the first inning quickly got the Texas Rangers even after they fell in a 3-0 hole. The slugger’s sharp single to right with two outs in…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Brewers 3 0 1.000 — Dodgers 3 1 .750 ½ Reds 2 2 .500 1½ Indians 1 2 .333 2 x-White Sox 1 3 .250 2½ East Division W…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Baltimore SS Jared Breen (Delmarva-SAL) and RHP Nick Cunningham (Delmarva-SAL) 80 games each after positive tests for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of…