• July 30, 2016

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Blue Jays hit 3 HRs in first inning, beat Orioles 6-5

TORONTO (AP) — Marco Estrada is still dealing with the sore back that forced him to skip his first All-Star Game. Even so, he was effective enough for the Toronto Blue Jays.

LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims to end skid, Pomeranz bids for 1st

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No criminal charges in probe of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — An investigation into former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios, has resulted in no criminal charges, authorities announced Friday.

IOC board to review Rio final preparations, Russia doping

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.

Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins acquired the pitching reinforcements they sought in a trade that cost them four players, including two minor leaguers.

Angels walk off with 2 runs on Ramirez's error, beat Sox 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez fielded the grounder to first and saw Mike Trout steamrolling toward home. Ramirez rushed his throw just enough to send it sailing — and to hand a victory to the Los Angeles Angels.

Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.

Sale loses in White Sox return, Chapman saves Cubs' 3-1 win.

CHICAGO (AP) — John Lackey and Aroldis Chapman outperformed Chris Sale in his return from a jersey-trashing suspension.

Sale loses in return from ban, wants to stay in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale arrived on the last player bus to Wrigley Field dressed in a dark suit, walked into the cramped visiting clubhouse, scanned the room and smiled.

Gordon rejoins Marlins following 80-game suspension

MIAMI (AP) — Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes — bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

LEADING OFF: Sale rejoins Chisox, Gordon returns to Marlins

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Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole never obsessed about pitching a complete game, but was happy to get his first one.

Strasburg wins 14th as Nationals down Indians 4-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's losing streak was short lived.

Manfred: more rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

LEADING OFF: 5 day games, Strasburg vs Carrasco

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

Ventura insists he can work with Sale after uniform flap

CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the White Sox manager.

New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

Indians rally for 3 in 9th to stun Nationals 7-6

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor watched his hit squirt into the outfield and then danced his way down the first-base line before being engulfed by a wave of elated teammates.

White Sox avoid Chapman, down Cubs 3-0 behind Shields

CHICAGO (AP) — Out went Chris Sale and the shredded 1976 throwback jerseys. In came 1983 uniforms and a four-game winning streak.

Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

Luck arrives at camp with new contract, new perspective

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck arrived at training camp Tuesday with a healthy body, a new contract and a different perspective.

LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2

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