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Will White Sox find takers for Adam Dunn, Gordon Beckham and John Danks?
Even Padres make more hitting noise than Royals

American League

Central Division

White Sox: Didn't trade Adam Dunn, Gordon Beckham or John Danks at deadline. Will they survive August?

Indians: Corey Kluber has second-best WAR among major league pitchers (4.7), trailing only Felix Hernandez (5.7).

Royals: Is this any way to contend? Punchless Royals put up slash line of .238/.288/.355 over last 12 games in July.

Tigers: Welcome to Motown: Joakim Soria gives up eight hits and a walk to first 11 batters he faces in a Tigers uniform.

Twins: With decent-hitting catchers in short supply, good move signing Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million extension.

East Division

Blue Jays: Jose Bautista calls it "disappointing" they didn't make any deals: "Other teams find a way to improve."

Orioles: Interesting series with Mariners this weekend. Too bad ESPN and MLB Network stick with Yankees vs. Red Sox.

Rays: Manager Joe Maddon coins the term "Aug-tober baseball," but trading David Price should kill playoff hopes.

Red Sox: Owner John Henry gave Jon Lester a hug after Lester dealt to A's. Theo Epstein still waiting for his hug.

Yankees: Will new shortstop Stephen Drew become Derek Jeter's replacement in 2015? Oh, the humanity.

West Division

Angels: Mike Trout becomes first MLB player since Ken Griffey Jr. with own signature Nike shoe. No, really.

Astros: Is anyone out there? Another 0.0 TV rating in Houston for an Astros-Angels game.

Athletics: Lost in the euphoria of Lester acquisition, former Cub Jason Hammel is 0-4 with 9.53 since joining A's.

Mariners: Felix Hernandez breaks Tom Seaver's 1971 record with 14 straight starts of allowing two or fewer runs in seven or more innings.

Rangers: Injury-plagued Rangers become sixth team since 1901 to use 32 pitchers in a single season.

National League

Central Division

Cubs: John Baker is first Cubs position player to pick up pitching victory in extra innings since Fred Pfeffer in 1885, when Cap Anson managed.

Brewers: Nothing splashy, but outfielder Gerardo Parra acquisition gives Brew Crew Gold Glove defense and a left-handed bat.

Cardinals: John Lackey and Justin Masterson added to the rotation, though the Cardinals still need bats.

Pirates: Despite looking into acquiring Price and Lester, Pirates sit out the deadline for the second straight year.

Reds: Aroldis Chapman throws 104 mph pitch to Paul Goldschmidt and hits 103 mph five times in one inning.

East Division

Braves: Here's hoping Chip Caray will pronounce Emilio Bonifacio's name backward, just like grandfather would have done.

Marlins: A crazy catcher's-collision ruling led to a loss to the Reds in perhaps the worst replay decision to date.

Mets: Mr. Met's year gets crazier. NJ.com links Twitter photo of a tattoo of Mr. Met executing Phillie Phanatic.

Nationals: Doug Fister is 5-0 at home with 2.31 ERA and 24 strikeouts to 3 walks in 35 innings. Why did Tigers let him go?

Phillies: Summer rerun in Philly: Cliff Lee could be out for the season with a recurrence of elbow injury.

West Division

Diamondbacks: Good news: Saved $30 million in future payrolls with four July trades. Bad news: Still boring.

Dodgers: Didn't have to do anything at trade deadline because re-upping Vin Scully trumped any baseball move.

Giants: GM Brian Sabean stands pat: "There were a lot of bad deals to be made and we weren't going to do that."

Padres: Despite world's worst offense, Padres actually led all NL teams with plus-26 run differential in July, believe it or not.

Rockies: In a T-shirt giveaway debacle, Troy Tulowitzki is spelled "Tulowizki." Clueless Rocks still gave them away.

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