It’s July 31 and in baseball today is the non-waiver trade deadline. As the clock struck down to the final moments the Red Sox decided to move on White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy as part of a three-team, seven-player deal. The Red Sox acquired reliever Brayan Villarreal from Detroit and sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Tigers.
Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees stands to receive the longest suspension.
Checking the scoreboard, it was the Dodgers over the Yankees 3-2. Boston beat Seattle 8-2. Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia both homered in the second. And in the Mets’ game, John Buck's two-run single in the tenth inning gave the Mets a 4-2 win over Miami.
Elsewhere in the American League, Cleveland topped the White Sox 7-4. Baltimore bested Houston 4-3. Chris Davis hit his major league leading 38th home run. Texas won against the Angels 14-11 in 10 innings. Kansas City passed Minnesota 7-2 and Toronto blanked Oakland 5-0.
Checking the National League, in a doubleheader, Milwaukee beat the Cubs 6-5 the first game and won 3-2 the second game. Philadelphia edged ahead of San Francisco 7-3. Pittsburgh won the first game of a doubleheader against St. Louis 2-1 and won the second game 6-0. Atlanta cruised ahead of Colorado 11-3 and San Diego doubled up Cincinnati 4-2.
Lastly in interleague play, Detroit defeated Washington 5-1 and Arizona fell to Tampa Bay 5-2.
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