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LEADING OFF: Will Gray, Darvish go or stay on deadline day?

Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, center, watches from the dugout as his team takes on the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of a baseball game on...
Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, right, talks with home plate umpire Tom Hellion before  a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, July 29,...
Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish, of Japan, watches play against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Arli...
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, July 30, 2017, ...
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge strikes out with two runners on base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Sta...
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts after fouling out to first with two runners on base in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay ...
Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit that came off a pitch from Ba...
Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre hits a double off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 30, 20...
Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre sprints around first to second after hitting for a double off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth in...
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steve Cishek throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Sunday, July 30...

Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, center, watches from the dugout as his team takes on the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of a baseball game on...

Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, right, talks with home plate umpire Tom Hellion before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, July 29,...

Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish, of Japan, watches play against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Arli...

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, July 30, 2017, ...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge strikes out with two runners on base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Sta...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts after fouling out to first with two runners on base in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay ...

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his helmet as he acknowledges cheers after hitting a double for his 3,000th career hit that came off a pitch from Ba...

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre hits a double off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 30, 20...

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre sprints around first to second after hitting for a double off a pitch from Baltimore Orioles' Wade Miley in the fourth in...

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steve Cishek throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Sunday, July 30...

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:

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DEAL 'EM UP

Sonny Gray, Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander have been mentioned as possible trade targets as the 4 p.m. EDT deadline nears for making deals without waivers. So, too, has dominant Baltimore closer Zach Britton.In the past few weeks, J.D. Martinez, Todd Frazier, Melky Cabrera and others have been dealt — lefty Jaime Garcia has been traded twice, from Atlanta to Minnesota to the Yankees.

Arizona already got Martinez, and might be tempted to make another move after infielder Chris Owings broke his finger trying to bunt Sunday.

JUDGE'S SLUMP

Talk of Yankees rookie Aaron Judge contending for a Triple Crown has faded since his prodigious display at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Since the break, Judge is hitting .158 (9 for 57) with 25 strikeouts. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk on Sunday. His 33 homers still lead the AL, but his average has dropped to .302, 65 points behind league leader Jose Altuve, going into the series opener vs. Detroit.

CLIMB THAT CHART

Now that Adrian Beltre has gotten his 3,000 hit, he can quickly move up the all-time list. He's tied with Roberto Clemente for 30th place — next up are Al Kaline (3,007) and Wade Boggs (3,010). Beltre and Texas are set to face Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.

RAYS PEN

The Tampa Bay Rays and their new-look bullpen head to Houston as they try to make up ground in the AL wild-card race. Tampa Bay has traded for relievers Sergio Romo, Dan Jennings and Steve Cishek — who combined for three hitless innings in a win over the Yankees on Sunday — and designated hitter Lucas Duda, who's off to a 7 for 12 start. Facing the Astros, who have the best record in the AL, the Rays will start Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.46 ERA) against Charlie Morton (8-4, 3.83).


Updated : 2021-05-06 23:51 GMT+08:00