Sports Report: MLB Trade Deadline Today At 4 PM
Major League Baseball's trade deadline is 4 p.m. today and there were a couple of trades engineered yesterday involving major league pitchers. The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. The 26-year-old Doubront was 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 games. He began the season in the rotation and was moved to the bullpen in late June. And The St. Louis Cardinals have picked up right-handed Justin Masterson from Cleveland for outfield prospect James Ramsey. Masterson has compiled a 4-6 record with a 5.51 earned run average in 19 starts this season.
Meanwhile to the American League where the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 last night for a series sweep. Mark Buehrle pitched 6 and 2/3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months, and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs. Boston's Brandon Workman fell behind quickly after being called up from Triple-A to replace trade bait Jon Lester – who along with fellow Red Sox pitcher John Lackey have been rumored to be nearing possible trade deals with the Orioles and Marlins respectively.
Colby Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 last night. Brett Gardner led off the game with a homer for the second straight night, after homering twice in the series-opening loss for New York. Derek Jeter was honored by former President George W. Bush, who had owned the Rangers before taking the top job, with a framed photograph of the Yankee and the former president from the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium.
Elsewhere Baltimore edged the Angels 4-3, Houston bested Oakland 8-1, Cleveland blanked Seattle 2-0, Detroit defeated the White Sox 7-2, and it was Kansas City over Minnesota 3-2.
In interleague play, Milwaukee shut out Tampa Bay 5-0.
In the National League, the Mets blew out Philadelphia 11-2, Arizona beat Cincinnati 5-4, Washington edged Miami 4-3, Colorado bested the Cubs 6-4 in 10, the Dodgers topped Atlanta 3-2 in 10, and it was San Diego over St. Louis 12-1.
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is the first pitcher in modern major league history to pitch at least seven innings while allowing two runs or fewer in 14 consecutive starts. Hernandez broke Tom Seaver's old record by holding Cleveland to two runs and four hits in seven innings on Wednesday.
New York Giants running back David Wilson will not practice for the rest of the week and is out for Sunday's Hall of Fame game. In Tuesday afternoon's practice, Wilson took a short pass from backup quarterback Curtis Painter and ran with his head down into the back of reserve guard Eric Herman. Soon after, Wilson was taken off the field by an assistant trainer.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. rode Stars Above Me for trainer Graham Motion to win the $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga Race Course.
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