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Blue Jays land Price in Toronto’s 2nd big trade of week

By The Associated Press 3:06 p.m.
DETROIT — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After acquiring slugging shortstop …

Cardinals add outfielder Moss in trade with Indians

By The Associated Press 1:45 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Now he’s gone, too. Moss was …

MLB notebook: Phillies trade Hamels to Rangers for prospects

Wire Reports
The Phillies agreed to trade left-hander Cole Hamels to the Rangers for three prospects, according to multiple reports. The deal is still contingent upon medical review. The Rangers will send left-hander Matt Harrison, Double-A outfielder Nick Williams, catcher Jorge Alfaro, a top ...

MLB notebook: Nationals acquire closer Papelbon from Phillies

Wire Reports
The Phillies traded All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals. The Nationals announced the deal Tuesday in Miami, where they opened a series against the Marlins. Papelbon is Philadelphia’s career saves leader with 123 and is 17 for 17 in save ...

MLB notebook: Royals acquire Cueto from Reds for stretch run

Wire Reports
With an eye toward repeating last season’s World Series run, the Royals on Sunday bolstered their rotation by acquiring ace Johnny Cueto from the Reds. Reports circulated Saturday night that a deal to acquire Cueto for prospects fell through when one ...

Phillies’ Hamels hurls 1st no-hitter vs. Cubs since 1965

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Cole Hamels is facing a quick trip from the record book to the trading block. The Philadelphia ace became the first pitcher to ...

MLB notebook: Red Sox place Pedroia on 15-day DL with hamstring injury

Wire Reports
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has returned to the 15-day disabled with a strained right hamstring after the same injury caused him to miss 16 games before the All-Star break. Pedroia originally hurt himself rounding first after a go-ahead single ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals acquire RP Cishek from Marlins

Wire Reports
The NL Central-leading Cardinals bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Steve Cishek from the Marlins. The Cardinals sent Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough to Miami on Friday for the sidearming Cishek. The deal came a week before baseball’s nonwaiver trading deadline. Cishek is 2-6 ...

MLB notebook: Astros acquire left-hander Kazmir from Athletics

By The Associated Press
Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting their summer sell-off. The A’s began their expected changes leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, ...

MLB notebook: Manfred would consider pushing back trade deadline

Wire Reports
Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks baseball may need to consider moving the trade deadline back to give teams in the hunt for a wild card more time. A second wild card in each league was added in 2012, keeping more teams in ...

Feds end prosecution of Bonds without conviction

By Tribune-Review
SAN FRANCISCO — After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, former Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals will bring up top prospect Piscotty

Wire Reports
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed Monday that their top prospect, outfielder Stephen Piscotty, was being promoted to the major leagues. Piscotty, an outfielder who recently was given some first base assignments at Triple-A Memphis, is hitting .272 with 11 ...

MLB notebook: Braves’ Freeman unsure about possible return

Wire Reports
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman feels better but still isn’t sure when he will return from a right wrist injury. Freeman, who missed his 26th straight game Sunday, said he took 30 swings without trying to hit a ball in the ...

MLB notebook: Nationals release cause of Friday’s power outage

Wire Reports
The Nationals said a faulty circuit breaker caused the power failure that led to the suspension of Friday’s game between Washington and the Dodgers. The game was delayed three times when a bank of lights on the third-base side went ...

MLB commissioner open to expanding replay

By Rob Biertempfel
CINCINNATI — Commissioner Rob Manfred is pleased by the progress of MLB’s instant replay system and is willing to let it expand even more in the future. The program is neither perfect nor all-inclusive, which is why Manfred on Tuesday ...

McCutchen’s solo homer 1 of few NL highlights in All-Star Game loss

By Rob Biertempfel
With the game’s best players all gathered on the same field for one night, it is tempting to use the  All-Star Game as a measuring ...