• Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez reacts after striking out against Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    With baseball’s 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins

    MIAMI (AP) — Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball’s top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game’s leaders in batting average and stolen bases. Adeiny Hechavarria has become an All-Star shortstop.

  • Bills defensive end Williams passes physical, joins camp

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills say defensive end Mario Williams has passed his physical and was activated in time for the team’s opening practice at training camp.

  • Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake watches from the dugout during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Giants get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff run

    CINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night.

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Jimmy Nelson throwes to Chicago Cubs' Dexter Fowler during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Brewers lose 5-2 to Cubs

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers lost two key players in a trade right before the game, and almost got the win anyway.

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo  gets a high five from teammate Dexter Fowler after hitting a three run home run off Milwaukee Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago was struggling before Anthony Rizzo got the Cubs back on track with one mighty swing in Milwaukee.

  • New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, left, and Brian McCann (34) visit Dellin Betances, right, on the mound in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Sabathia dehydrated after Yankees’ 7-6 loss in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — CC Sabathia was taken to the hospital with symptoms of dehydration after the New York Yankees’ 7-6 loss at Texas on Thursday night. It was 101 degrees at the start of the game.

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz runs out his RBI-double that scored Xander Bogaerts, right, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

    BOSTON (AP) — Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night.

  • Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown, left, bobbles the ball on a hit by Atlanta Braves' Cameron Maybin as Braves' Nick Markakis, right, advances to second in the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Brown, Harang lead Phillies past Braves 4-1

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller could use a little help from his teammates.

  • New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) reacts on the mound after allowing a go-ahead, ninth-inning, three-run, home run to San Diego Padres' Justin Upton in a baseball game in New York, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Familia gives up J-Upton’s 3-run homer, Mets lose to Padres

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 44-minute rain delay wasn’t the problem for Jeurys Familia. The quality of his pitches was the issue.

  • Detroit Tigers' James McCann, left, and Joakim Soria (38) celebrate after the Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Pirates get reliever Soria from Tigers for minor leaguer

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer.