In their second trade in four days, the Mets acquired closer Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York’s payroll by a little more than $2 million. The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The Athletics obtained him from Washington in January.

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Which players could be on the move this week? Jeff Passan answers that and more in this week’s 10 Degrees.

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The way things were going, it seemed the Padres would likely be sellers as the trade deadline approaches. Justin Upton homered and Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings as San Diego beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Sunday. Yonder Alonso had two hits.

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Brad Johnson covers the latest and greatest from the world of closers and offers some stolen base picks too.

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After the Padres had given Andrew Cashner the lead, he wasn’t about to come out of the game. When interim manager Pat Murphy paid a visit to the mound after a leadoff triple in the seventh, Cashner and his teammates told Murphy the game belonged to the right-hander. Backed by home runs from Matt Kemp, Yonder Alonso and Brett Wallace, Cashner rewarded his manager’s decision by getting out of the jam and turning in seven solid innings in San Diego’s 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

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Tom Koehler might not stand out in any one area – but the Miami Marlins right-hander just stays consistent. Koehler pitched seven strong innings, combining with two relievers on a three-hitter that lifted the Marlins to a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. Koehler (8-6) walked four and hit a batter, but the right-hander limited the Padres to three singles and successfully worked out of the only jam he faced.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. As Jose Altuve’s walk-off homer cleared the left-field wall Thursday night, the Houston Astros had another reason to be happy while the Boston Red Sox had to, once again, hang their heads. Thanks to Altuve, the Astros won their fourth straight game, edging the Red Sox 5-4 , while Boston lost its eighth straight. [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today! ] If we told you prior to the season that on July 23 one of those teams would be making the first major move of the MLB trade deadline in hopes of muscling up for a playoff run, you surely would have guessed it was the Red Sox. But things don’t always go as we expect. It was the Astros, the surprise team of the 2015 season, who added pitcher Scott Kazmir in a swap with the Oakland Athletics. And it’s the Red Sox, cellar-dwellers in the AL East, who have disappointed at every turn after an expensive offseason rebuild. Now they’ve lost every game since the All-Star break. Divergent stories aside, Altuve’s blast was an even more dramatic ending to the game because while the Astros were celebrating on the field, the homer was being reviewed by the umps to make it had indeed cleared the fence. The review concurred, so the celebration didn’t prove to be premature. • • • YANKEES SWEEP O’S, WIDEN AL EAST LEAD Don’t look now, but the New York Yankees have a 5.5 game lead in the AL East after completing a sweep of the division-rival Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees scored four in the first inning and starter Masahiro Tanaka didn’t need any more than that. Tanaka allowed three runs in 7.2 innings, striking out seven as the Yankees won 9-3 . “I think there’s a lot of confidence in that clubhouse, right now, the way everyone is swinging the bats,” manager Joe Girardi said. • • • GODLEY GOOD IN MLB DEBUT The Arizona Diamondbacks got a nice debut out of Zack Godley, a 25-year-old rookie making his first MLB start. Godley pitched four-hit ball over six innings, not allowing a run to the Milwaukee Brewers and striking out seven. The D-backs beat the Brewers 8-3 , as A.J. Pollock was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. • • •   MARLINS BLANK PADS In a battle of two disappointing teams, disappointment lived most with the San Diego Padres. The Pads took a 4-0 loss against the Miami Marlins, mustering just three hits off starting pitcher Tom Koehler. On the hill for the Padres, Tyson Ross struck out eight, but he also gave up eight hits in 5.2 innings. Check out our scoreboard for the rest of Thursday’s action. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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The Dodgers have already spent a ton, but the reality is they may need to spend more to reach the World Series.

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(Adds later games) July 22 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Wednesday: – - – - Yankees 4, Orioles 3 First baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez homered to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Teixeira hit his 24th home run of the season in the first inning off Baltimore right-hander Kevin Gausman (1-2) and Rodriguez hit his 20th in the fifth, also off Gausman. First baseman Ryan Flaherty hit a two-run homer and right fielder Chris Davis had a solo home run for Baltimore. …

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