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  • As nonwaiver trade deadline nears, Orioles still seeking reliever, second baseman

    As nonwaiver trade deadline nears, Orioles still seeking reliever, second baseman
    There’s roughly 80 minutes left before the nonwaiver trade deadline expires, and the Orioles have not yet made a move. I don’t think that’s necessarily indicative of what will occur in the next hour-plus. I talked to one guy today...
  • Red Sox trade Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

    The Dodgers will have to look elsewhere if they want to acquire a starting pitcher, because the Boston Red Sox sent left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a...
  • Angels' C.J. Wilson is pounded by Rays in return from DL

    Like Oakland and Detroit, the Angels added a veteran left-hander to the rotation this past week, one whose resume stacks up nicely against those of Jon Lester and David Price, the aces who were traded Thursday to the Athletics and Tigers, respectively....
  • A's acquire ace Lester for All-Star Cespedes

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update: Confirms deal, updates throughout A's acquire ace Lester for All-Star Cespedes Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues...
  • Deal or no deal, Yankees' Girardi is confident

    ARLINGTON, Texas — With the trade deadline looming, manager Joe Girardi believes his team can make a run even if it makes no moves. "I do. I've seen this team play very well at times," Girardi said. "Our pitching has done a really good job...
  • Red Sox survive makeover, top Yankees

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Red Sox survive makeover, top Yankees BOSTON -- After a flurry of deadline-day activity Thursday that reshaped the Boston Red Sox going forward, manager John Farrell wouldn't quite say the...
  • Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching

    Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching
    The Angels are excited, and justifiably so. They are on pace for their first playoff spot since 2009, with an 8 1/2 game lead in the American League wild-card standings. Yet they are winning with a starting rotation that is a better fit for the long...
  • Lester gets win in A's debut against Royals

    OAKLAND, Calf. An Aug. 2 game is never going to have the same kind of intensity about it that a postseason game will, but in the case of the A's 8-3 win Saturday over the Kansas City Royals, some of that added oomph was there. It was the first start...
  • Jacobs: Cespedes Fills Many Needs

    Jacobs: Cespedes Fills Many Needs
    BOSTON — Boston already has Big Papi. So let's call Yoenis Cespedes the Big Need. The Red Sox needed power, especially right-handed pop. Cespedes had 17 home runs in Oakland in 2014. The entire Red Sox outfield has 14. It is a historical anemia...
  • Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes record in second graph Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1 BOSTON -- The short-handed Toronto Blue Jays roared to their fifth straight win, riding Mark Buehrle's first win in 10 starts to a 6-...
  • Marcus Thompson: Lester trade is clear indication A's are going for World Series

    The Oakland A's have provided the second big jolt of the baseball season. Billy Beane leaves no doubt he is going for a title. Right now. The A's acquired another coveted arm in Jon Lester from Boston, along with Jonny Gomes. How? Beane gave up Yoenis...