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Red Sox trade away five players prior to deadline, including Lester, Lackey

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

Boston - The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power.Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers.

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Jesse Hahn lowers his ERA to 2.04 with a win on his 25th birthday

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

San Diego — Rookie Jesse Hahn gave himself a nice present on his 25th birthday and his teammates gave him far more run support than he needed.

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Yankees get Stephen Drew in deal with Boston

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 12:48 am

New York — The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Stephen Drew and infielder-outfielder Martin Prado in two deals meant to help boost a foundering offense for a playoff run.

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Detroit adds another star to rotation in David Price

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

Detroit — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder.

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Minus Lester, Red Sox continue their slide

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 3:19 am

Boston — As the Red Sox were falling again to the Toronto Blue Jays, chants for Jon Lester could be heard echoing throughout a less than half filled Fenway Park.

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AP source: Red Sox acquire Cespedes for Lester, Gomes

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 10:58 am

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade...

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Jeter's farewell to Texas a 3-2 Yankees loss

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 3:24 am

Arlington, Texas — Derek Jeter got more farewell gifts, and Brett Gardner hit another leadoff home run for the New York Yankees.

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Wheeler pitches in for Mets

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 3:18 am

New York — For a young pitcher such as Zack Wheeler, the most promising performances can come on days he doesn't have his best stuff.

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Special sendoff for Jeter in Texas

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Arlington, Texas - Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.Retired Rangers All-Stars Michael Young...

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Scully will remain for 66th season with Dodgers

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin...

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Gardner, Yankees snap skid with 12-11 win at Texas

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:27 am

Arlington, Texas — Brett Gardner got things started for the New York Yankees with a leadoff home run, then had three more hits after that.

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Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays' 4-2 win

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

Boston — A year after bolstering their rotation at the trade deadline, it looks as if the Boston Red Sox are exploring the market again.

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Phillies beat Mets 6-0 behind Hamels, Utley

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

New York — Mets starter Dillon Gee was throwing the ball better than in his previous two losses, not that the numbers show it.

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For Sox, a night to forget

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 3:51 am

Boston — The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that'll be playing out the string a little early this season.

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Gardner homers twice but Rangers beat Yankees

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 4:20 am

Arlington, Texas — The New York Yankees got a bigger dose of Yu Darvish this time.

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Mets return home and crush Phillies

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 4:20 am

New York — Bartolo Colon let the trade talk get to him — a dozen years ago, when he was dealt from the Indians to the Expos.

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Duda, deGrom lead Mets by the Brewers

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Milwaukee - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh, and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Sunday.Duda sent an 0-2 slider in the sixth from...

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Rays are flippin' mad at Ortiz

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

St. Petersburg, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays didn't like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it's back on between the teams at the bottom of the American League East.Ortiz's shot off...

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Cooperstown welcomes six new members

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Cooperstown, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the...

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Yankees fall

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - Dellin Betances sailed a pickoff attempt into right field. And then, David Robertson didn't even bother to hold Jose Bautista on base.A day after Brian McCann's indecision at first base cost the Yankees in their first...

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Ball finally bounces Jays' way and streak ends at 17

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

New York — The shortest of hits cost the New York Yankees big.

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Rays run win streak to nine

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 1:48 am

St. Petersburg, Fla. — When the Boston Red Sox had chances to challenge several early calls, manager John Farrell kept quiet.

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Mets fall short against the Brewers

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 1:48 am

Milwaukee — In his second start since coming off the disabled list as he recovered from a sore shoulder, New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese held the resurgent Milwaukee Brewers offense in check for four...

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Sox send Peavy to San Francisco

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 1:48 am

San Francisco — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.

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Thomas, Glavine and Maddux will join baseball royalty today

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Cooperstown, N.Y. - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well."I was never that blue-chip prospect," he said. "I had to outwork my opponents."Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything...

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