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Yankees get Headley from SD for Solarte, DePaula

NEW YORK (AP) — Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

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Pitcher testifies on etiquette for hitting batter

In this Aug. 14, 2007, file photo, Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans, right, tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman (18) from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat during a fight in the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn. Offerman testified Friday, July 18, 2014, at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport, saying he didn't swing his bat at two other players or cause their injuries in the scuffle. The lawsuit says Nathans suffered a head injury when Offerman charged the mound and swung his bat. Nathans is suing Offerman and the Ducks for $4.5 million. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)  MANDATORY CREDIT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Testifying that there is a professional etiquette to beaning batters, a former major league pitcher says he did not intentionally hit Jose Offerman during a 2007 independent minor league game, setting off a brawl.

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This Date In Baseball

1925 — Lou Gehrig hit the first of his major league record 23 grand slam homers as the New York Yankees posted an 11-7 triumph over the Washington Senators.

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Verlander makes last-minute adjustment in win

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — A last-minute change in his arm action had Justin Verlander feeling like old times.

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Blunder on the bases costly in D-Backs’ 4-3 loss

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (24) is tagged out trying to advance to second after hitting an RBI single as Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill applies the tag during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie’s mental mistake proved costly for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

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