In baseball, Vernon Wells doubled home a pair to cap the Yankees' four-run eighth in a 4-3 win at Toronto, which puts New York within 2 ½ games of the final wild-card berth.
Baltimore sits just a game behind the Rangers following a 5-3, 12-inning triumph at Boston. Chris Davis poked a tiebreaking, two-run single after Matt Wieters drove in the Orioles' first three runs with a single and a double.
Tampa Bay moved one game ahead of Texas for the first American League wild-card berth. The Rays won 4-3 over the Rangers.
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.
In baseball news, the Athletics beat Boston 3-2 despite a stellar start by Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman. Workman took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his first major league start. Coco Crisp broke it up with a leadoff infield single.
Aaron Hicks had a three-run homer to help Minnesota top the Yankees 10-4. The Twins beat CC Sabathia for the first time in six years to take two of three from the Yankees.
And the Mets doubled up Pittsburgh 4-2. John Buck's two-run single highlighted a three-run first inning for New York.
Davis set a franchise record hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break, helping Baltimore beat the Yankees 4-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep. The Yankees have now lost five straight games.
Elsewhere on the scoreboard, the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 5-4. Boston won for the fifth time in six games and improved to an American League-best 50-34. Washington crushed the Mets 13-2.
At the U.S. Open, Justin Rose claimed his first major championship at Merion Golf Club, holding off Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. “It’s surreal because it is something you dreamed about. Something you have thought about. Something you have spent countless hours working towards,” said Rose. That sound was courtesy of ESPN. Rose closed with an even-par 70 for a 1-over total that made him the first Englishman to win the event since Tony Jacklin in 1970.