Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada overcomes slow start in win
Estrada went 5 2/3 innings, allowing just three hits while striking out three hitters. Estrada didn't shy away from pitching to contact, recording 12 fly ball outs.
Estrada (8-6) has alternated wins and losses in his last six starts since June 30.
3B Josh Donaldson blasts 25th homer in Blue Jays win
Donaldson's fourth-inning homer went to deep left-center, and with protection in the new-look Toronto lineup from Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista, Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Donaldson has six home runs and 19 RBIs in July.
Rockies' Corey Dickerson exits Thursday's game with rib injury
Dickerson recently returned from the disabled list, though that was for a foot injury. Dickerson's status for Friday's game is currently unknown.
Brewers recall Logan Schafer, Elian Herrera from Triple-A
Schaefer, who made the Brewers out of spring training, has not appeared in a game for the big club since being sent down in early May. He was 6 for 33 prior to his demotion.
Herrera has had 99 at-bats with the Brewers this year. He had a productive stretch in mid-May, when he homered in three consecutive games. Overall, he's batting .212 with four longballs. He has been down in the minors since early June.
The moves come hours after the Brewers traded away Carlos Gomez to the Astros earlier in the day.
Rockies option INF Cristhian Adames to Triple-A
Adames did not get into a game, however, before being send back down.
Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval leaves game for 2nd straight day
Sandoval, who left Wednesday's game suffering from dehydration, struck out against Chicago starter Chris Sale for the second time in the fourth, but the pitch also hit him on the wrist, and Sandoval appeared to be in pain afterward. The Red Sox announced that Sandoval suffered a bruised left forearm.
He was replaced at third for the second straight night by Josh Rutledge.
Orioles' Tillman dealing with sore ankle, expects to make next start
Following his strong start against the Braves on Wednesday,
Tillman is currently scheduled to pitch on Monday in Oakland, and there is nothing to suggest that he won't make that start as of now.
Mets C Travis d'Arnaud activated from disabled list
d'Arnaud had been out since June 20 with a sprained elbow. Before being shut down, d'Arnaud was hitting .267 with two home runs and seven RBI in eight games following an initial stint on the DL.
Astros send OF Domingo Santana and three others to Brewers
Santana joins fellow outfielder Brett Phillips, and pitchers Josh Hader and Adrian Houser as the return for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers, who were sent to the Astros on Thursday.
Home run by Justin Upton wins it for the Padres on Thursday
Upton came to bat in the ninth after a two men reached following a 45-minute rain delay. He promptly sent a Jeurys Familia pitch over the right-center field wall for the go-ahead, three-run bomb.
It was Upton's 18th home run of the season and the third in his last four games, including each of the last two against the Mets.
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The ex-Rangers outfielder is one of the top prospects to get moved in recent deadline deals, and Al Melchior recently spoke with him about his breakout season.
The Blue Jays got the biggest haul, but Fantasy owners might be more interested in the young lefties heading to Detroit in Thursday's deal.
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