The Latest: Hamels, Cespedes top names dealt at deadline

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the latest developments as Major League Baseball hits a deadline Friday for trades where players do not first have to pass through waivers (all times Eastern):...

Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport

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The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race....

Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 _ and beyond

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs - in 2015 and beyond....

Mets add hitting help, trade for Detroit's Cespedes

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit on Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes....

Haren dealt by Marlins to Cubs for 2 minor leaguers

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MIAMI (AP) -- Right-hander Dan Haren has been acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Miami Marlins....

With baseball's 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins

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MIAMI (AP) -- Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball's top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game's leaders in batting average and stolen bases. Adeiny Hechavarria has become an All-Star shortstop....

Price's Toronto arrival delayed by flat tire

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TORONTO (AP) -- David Price's arrival in Toronto has been delayed by a flat tire, a story that played out on Twitter with Blue Jays fans offering to rescue the stranded pitcher....

Dodgers bolster pitching in huge deal with Braves, Marlins

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ATLANTA (AP) -- The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday....

Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push

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HOUSTON (AP) -- With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they're going for it - making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time....

LEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Toronto

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:...