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FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2019 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' David Phelps pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 3:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. As part of the trade announced Tuesday, the Blue Jays agreed to send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps' contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary...
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to a Chicago Cubs batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 30, 2019 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer, Mike Minor or Robbie Ray is going to get dealt to contenders desperate for arms, it will happen this week or not at all. Baseball's trade window shuts Wednesday afternoon — completely, not like in years past. Marcus Stroman,...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 28, 2019 - 11:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was too tough, even for the top team in the majors. The Washington ace tossed seven masterful innings Sunday to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "Everything about him this year has been amazing...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) looks back as a teammate makes a catch for an out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: TRADEWINDS Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday and the Rays made three deals, getting ...
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Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle (18) sides safe past Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio (8) at second base after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 6:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays didn't have to look back too far to see that a seven-run deficit doesn't mean certain defeat. And this time, they were on the right end the comeback effort. Joey Wendle drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded groundout in the ninth inning and the Rays...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Eric Sogard celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
July 28, 2019 - 11:18 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays traded veteran utilityman Eric Sogard across the diamond Sunday, sending him to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto is expected to receive a minor leaguer for the 33-year-old Sogard, who is having a career season. Sogard was due to start in right field against...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo walks back to the clubhouse after of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Miami. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 28, 2019 - 10:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Early Sunday morning, Sergio Romo flew from the bottom of the NL East into a pennant race with the Minnesota Twins. Romo joined the Twins in Chicago after he was acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The AL Central-leading Twins begin a three-game series...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 27, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 27, 2019 - 11:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SWINGIN' FOR SEVEN Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt has homered in a career-best six straight games, tying the team record shared by Matt Carpenter and Mark McGwire. Goldschmidt will next face former Arizona teammate Wade Miley (8-4, 3.18 ERA) when...
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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Sergio Romo delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Chicago. The Marlins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 27, 2019 - 8:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is right back in a pennant race. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. "It's kind of hard to explain because I'm super excited," Romo...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, July 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
July 26, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After missing 2 1/2 weeks with a shoulder issue, Zack Wheeler felt some relief when leadoff hitter Corey Dickerson swung through his 98 mph fastball Friday night. No doubt, the Mets right-hander did his part heating up the hot stove ahead of next week's trade deadline. Wheeler,...
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