With just eight shopping days remaining until the July 31 deadline arrives, these are the players who could be available to help your team make its postseason push.
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Houston rookie slugger Yordan Alvarez became the first player to reach the 35-RBI mark in 30 games.
Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and Aledmys Diaz, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel homered as the Houston Astros jumped on Homer Bailey for nine runs early and sailed to an 11-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
As they climb up our rankings, second-place teams are showing it's way too early to count them out in any race.
Michael Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and the Houston Astros beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Jose Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the skidding Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Justin Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.
Outfielder Josh Reddick railed against MLB for scheduling the Astros for a night game in Anaheim ahead of Friday's home game against the Rangers. Said manager A.J. Hinch: "It'll be brutal."
George Springer and Alex Bregman homered, Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Thursday night.
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his memories of playing with Mariano Rivera (43:42), Buster talks to Keith Law about the suspensions handed to Brad Ausmus and Noe Ramirez, if robot umpires are coming soon and some possible deadline moves for the Dodgers (11:57). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:23).
Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Jake Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Houston Astros got back on track by beating the Los Angeles Angels 11-2 on Wednesday night.
Angels reliever Noe Ramirez was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick.
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his time spent playing with Edgar Martinez (46:07), Buster talks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post about the Angels/Astros scuffle and which teams should make aggressive pushes at the trade deadline (16:17). Plus, Hembo tells Buster why Bryce Harper isn't a bust (39:45) and Buster and Troy disagree on the Power 10 (58:51).
From the aces who might move to the contenders that could go big, here's where the major players and teams stand as the countdown to the new single deadline heats up.
Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by Angels reliever Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning Tuesday night, and both teams nearly came to blows moments later.
Sarah Spain chats with Houston Astros' Alex Bregman about how his chin is doing, getting mentally ready to play 182 games and why his teammates call him "stinky"
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Albert Pujols got three hits and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with a 9-6 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.
Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.