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Royals trade Ankiel, Farnsworth

Updated: August 1, 2010, 11:54 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Atlanta Braves made a five-player deal Saturday to upgrade their outfield and an already formidable bullpen, acquiring Rick Ankiel and right-hander Kyle Farnsworth from Kansas City for three players.

The NL East leaders are trying to fend off a charge by second-place Philadelphia, which had cut a seven-game deficit to 3 1/2 entering play on Saturday. The Phillies also made one of baseball's most high-profile trades this week, acquiring starter Roy Oswalt from Houston.

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