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Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, 6:48 p.m.

• The NL Central-leading Brewers acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Reds on Sunday for two players to be named. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season, and he will help set up for closer Francisco Rodriguez.

• The Athletics acquired Adam Dunn from the White Sox, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch. The White Sox also sent cash to Oakland while acquiring minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Dunn would be eligible for the postseason if the A's make the playoffs.

• Cardinals RHPs Michael Wacha (shoulder) and Jason Motte (shoulder) were scheduled to pitch Sunday night for Double-A Springfield. Both are on rehab assignments. Also, the recalled left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist and infielder Pete Kozma from Triple-A Memphis and optioned three left-handed pitchers — Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons — to Springfield.

• Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was out of the starting lineup after taking a blow to the head on a tag play Saturday night. Manager John Farrell said Pedroia has exhibited symptoms consistent with a concussion, primarily dizziness, but was improved Sunday morning. Farrell said Pedroia is not expected to play Monday.

• The Tigers sat slugger Miguel Cabrera because of a sore right ankle. Manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera is day-to-day. Cabrera left in the fourth inning of the second game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader after struggling to run out a grounder.

— Wire reports

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