Yanks create room for trade acquisitions (The SportsXchange)

The New York Yankees made several roster as infielder Stephen Drew, infielder/outfielder Martin Prado and right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers reported to Boston for Friday night's game. The Yankees designated infielder Brian Roberts for assignment and optioned infielder Zelous Wheeler and outfielder Zoilo Almonte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Drew and Prado were acquired by the Yankees as the clock expired on the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday.

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Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview (The Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly were involved in negotiations to make a big splash at the trade deadline, but they felt content to stand pat once that option fell through. It's a bold move for a club that's involved in a packed NL Central race as it looks to avoid a third straight defeat Friday night against the host Arizona Diamondbacks. Pittsburgh (57-51) reportedly tried to acquire Tampa Bay ace David Price before he eventually went to Detroit in a three-team deal with Seattle. No other potential moves impressed general manager Neal Huntington, who pointed to the pending returns of outfielder Starling Marte from a concussion and young starter Gerrit Cole from a back injury as reasons for moving forward with the current roster.

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Braves-Padres Preview (The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Braves have struggled to score and the bullpen hasn't been sharp during their current losing streak. After acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell, the Braves will try to avoid their fourth straight loss Friday night when they visit the San Diego Padres. Atlanta (58-51) has totaled nine runs and hit .185 with runners in scoring position over its last four games, including three consecutive defeats to the Los Angeles Dodgers to open this eight-game trip. Though their nine hits off Clayton Kershaw on Thursday were the most allowed this season by MLB's ERA leader, the Braves lost 2-1.

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Blue Jays-Astros Preview (The Associated Press)

The Toronto Blue Jays have been playing so well during their longest winning streak since May that general manager Alex Anthopoulos didn't feel the need to force a change Thursday. Now Toronto will try to keep putting up big numbers offensively as it goes after a seventh straight victory Friday night against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Blue Jays (60-50) have averaged 6.6 runs and batted .323 with 15 homers while winning nine of 10, getting within 1 1/2 games of AL East-leading Baltimore and taking a three-game lead for the second wild-card spot. Nolan Reimold hit two of the team's four home runs Thursday, including a go-ahead solo shot in the ninth inning of a 6-5 series-opening victory in Houston.

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Rangers-Indians Preview (The Associated Press)

Recent struggles combined with trading away a pair of key players appear to make it clear that the Cleveland Indians are looking toward the future. The Texas Rangers may already be doing that. The Indians will try to begin reversing their sluggish stretch Friday night by capitalizing on a three-game series against the team with the worst record in baseball. Cleveland (53-55) is third in the AL Central, 6 1/2 games back of first-place Detroit, and trails Toronto for the second wild-card spot by six.

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Diamondbacks 7, Pirates 4 (The SportsXchange)

PHOENIX -- Arizona pinch-hitter Andy Marte hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the sixth inning and second baseman Aaron Hill also homered in the sixth to lead the Diamondbacks to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday at Chase Field.

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Signed ticket from Gehrig’s last game nets $95,600 (The Associated Press)

A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for $95,600 at an auction on Thursday, and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier sold for $388,375. The July 4, 1939, ticket and the 1971 Fight of the Century gloves were among the highlights from Heritage Auctions' sale at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. A 1927 New York Yankees signed baseball sold for $143,400, and Babe Ruth's 702nd home run ball sold for $191,200. Gehrig retired after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Reimold homers twice as Blue Jays edge Astros (The SportsXchange)

Even without a couple key offensive cogs, the Toronto Blue Jays continue to showcase the raw power necessary to remain in contention in the American League East. Designated hitter Nolan Reimold recorded his second career multi-homer game, and Toronto hit four home runs in a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. Reimold, a late lineup addition when center fielder Colby Rasmus was scratched an hour before first pitch, snapped a 5-5 tie with a solo shot to left field off Astros right-hander Chad Qualls in the ninth inning. Reimold slugged a leadoff homer in the fifth, his first long ball of the season.

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Diamondbacks look to future with deadline trades (The Associated Press)

The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping a pair of deadline-day trades will pay off down the road. They parted with a couple of popular veterans Thursday, trading outfielder Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee and third baseman Martin Prado to the New York Yankees.

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Team Report – NEW YORK YANKEES (The SportsXchange)

Yankees bolster lineup with Drew, Prado

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Yankees News on July 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm



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