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Struggling Twins starter Happ to Cardinals for reliever Gant

Jul. 30, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ and cash from the Minnesota Twins for right-handed pitcher John Gant and a minor-leaguer on Friday, a deal finalized in the last hour before the trade deadline. The 38-year-old Happ is in...

Twins trade 2-time All-Star pitcher José Berríos to Toronto

Jul. 30, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The playoff-chasing Toronto Blue Jays won the pursuit for All-Star pitcher José Berríos, acquiring the Minnesota right-hander for two minor leaguers on Friday. The Twins got infielder/outfielder Austin Martin and righty Simeon Woods Richardson for their top pitcher. The...

Raptors take Florida State's Scottie Barnes with 4th pick

Jul. 30, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Scottie Barnes hopes to achieve greatness in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors believe he’s got it in him. The Raptors selected the 6-foot-9 Florida State forward with the fourth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Boasting a nearly...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame. So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they...

San Antonio Spurs take Alabama guard Josh Primo at No. 12

Jul. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs selected guard Josh Primo of Alabama with the No. 12 pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, adding a 6-foot-5 guard as they rebuild through youth. Primo averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Crimson...

AL East-leading Red Sox get Schwarber in trade with Nats

Jul. 30, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox got All-Star slugger Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher late Thursday night. The trade was announced after the AL East-leading Red Sox lost to Toronto 13-1 at Fenway Park. Boston is 1 1/2 games ahead...

Guerrero hits 3-run homer out of Fenway as Jays rout Red Sox

Jul. 29, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer all the way out of Fenway Park, Hyun Jin Ryu held Boston to two hits over six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Red Sox 13-1 on Thursday night. Teoscar Hernández hit a two-run double for the Blue...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer? Trade deadline looms after big moves

Jul. 29, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Friday: ___ CLOCK IS TICKING Time is running out for playoff contenders to bolster their rosters through a trade, and there likely will be more players changing teams before the 4...

Blue Jays get closer Brad Hand from selling Nationals

Jul. 29, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired closer Brad Hand from Washington on Thursday, getting some bullpen help from a skidding Nationals team that has turned into a trade-deadline seller. The 31-year-old Hand is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 21 saves in 26...

Houck, Red Sox top Blue Jays 4-1, split doubleheader

Jul. 28, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie starter Tanner Houck struck out seven over four innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Wednesday night to a split a doubleheader. The Jays won the opener by the same 4-1 score as Robbie Ray pitched six strong innings and...