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TORONTO (AP) — Francisco Liriano makes what could be his final start for the Blue Jays when he takes on the Angels this afternoon in Toronto. He's been mentioned in trade speculation ahead of Monday's deadline for making deals without waivers. The left-hander allowed two runs in five innings to beat Oakland in his last outing.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim and Double-A left-hander Garrett Cleavinger. Philadelphia will get international amateur signing bonus pool allocation, and the Phillies will send cash to Baltimore to cover part of the $6.1 million remaining of Hellickson's $17.2 million salary. The trade was announced after the Orioles' 8-2 loss in Texas last night.
BOSTON (AP) — Kansas City goes for its 10th straight win when Trevor Cahill makes his first start for the Royals tonight in Boston. Cahill was 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA when he was acquired this week from San Diego. The righty is 0-2 with a 7.79 ERA at Fenway Park.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers can go back into first place in the NL Central with a home win tonight over the Cubs, who recently took the top spot away from Milwaukee. Kyle Hendricks goes for Chicago after a seven-week stint on the disabled list with right hand tendinitis. Junior Guerra starts for the Brewers.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive end Da'Shawn Hand has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, less than a week before the Crimson Tide opens fall camp. He was arrested today by Tuscaloosa police and jailed on $1,000 bond, according to Tuscaloosa Sheriff Department online records. Hand is expected to contend for a starting job this season. The 6-foot-4, 288-pound senior was rated the nation's top overall recruit by Rivals.com out of high school in Woodbridge, Virginia.