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Gomez on move after all, shipped to Astros

The Houston Astros made a major statement in their push for a postseason berth Thursday, acquiring outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Mike Fiers in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Wilmer Flores moving on from trade drama

Wilmer Flores spoke to reporters following the New York Mets' loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, reflecting on the events of the night before.

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Starlin Castro back in the trade mix?

Just when Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro thought he was safe comes word the team is "aggressively" shopping the three-time All-Star.

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Olney on Mets' collapsed Car-Go deal

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney shares his takes on the fallout of a collapsed deal to acquire Carlos Gomez by the Mets. Plus, the Rangers' acquisition of Cole Hamels and the Nationals' acquisition of Jonathan Papelbon.

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Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.

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Rockies' rally leads to lead

An early 4-1 Cardinals lead is no more thanks to an RBI single by Corey Dickerson. St. Louis SP Carlos Martinez, who entered tonight with a 0.69 July ERA, has surrendered 5 earned runs on 10 hits through 5 innings. Follow live

Burnett's rennaisance takes step back

Pirates SP A.J. Burnett's All-Star season had a hiccup tonight as the Reds tagged him for 10 hits and eight runs in less than five innings. Cincinnati leads 9-1 in the fifth. Follow live

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Turnover leads to half-court winner

His coach (or someone on the bench) screamed to foul. But a player on this AAU basketball team came up with the loose ball and put in a miracle off the glass.

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MLB trades could keep coming

The day before the deadline saw big moves, but there's still work to be done. Tim Kurkjian discusses where Justin Upton could end up, what the Yankees need to do and if the Cubs will trade Starlin Castro.

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Nothing like helping your own cause

Rockies SP Chris Rusin's first career HR, a 2-run shot, came at a perfect time -- with his team down 4-2 to the Cardinals. And now things are all knotted up in the 4th in St. Louis. Follow live

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Josh Hamilton takes CC Sabathia deep

The Rangers DH pulled an off-speed pitch from the lefty over the right-field fence to knot the game at 3 after an inning. Follow live

Long ball, Estrada powering Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin and Dioner Navarro have homered, and Marco Estrada, after allowing two runs in the first, has retired 13 straight. Toronto leads 5-2 in the fifth. Follow live

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Jones' big swing erases Tigers no-hitter

Alfredo Simon was solid the first time through the Baltimore rotation, but Adam Jones' 16th HR of the year got two runs back for the Orioles after Detroit's 5-run 4th. Baltimore still trails 7-2. Follow live

Pirates bolster already strong bullpen

Joakim Soria, who is heading from Detroit to Pittsburgh, has a 2.85 ERA this year -- his best since 2010. Soria will be the fourth Pirates reliever with at least 40 IP and an ERA of 2.85 or lower this season.

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Gonzalez is gone early for Baltimore

Miguel Gonzalez's shortest start of the season is over after just 3 1/3 innings, as the Tigers pounded the Orioles SP for 5 runs on 10 hits. But Bud Norris didn't fare much better in relief, serving up a 2-run HR to Yoenis Cespedes to make it a 5-run Detroit 4th inning and a 7-0 lead. Follow live

White Sox at their best early in Boston

With Jose Abreu's 2-run HR, Chicago has now scored 13 first-inning runs across a 4-game series with the Red Sox. That pushes the White Sox's run differential in the series to 30-14. Follow live

Video: Mets suffer heartbreaking loss

New York led San Diego 7-1 after six innings. Then a three-inning Citi Field fiasco struck.

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