Norris shines in debut with Tigers, who beat Orioles 6

Eagerly chasing offense as the clock ticked down on Friday’s trade deadline, the New York Mets landed the big right-handed bat they were seeking, acquiring Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit for two minor league pitchers.


Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals without waivers, but San Diego was among the buyers, not the sellers, to the surprise of some.

Tigers: Daniel Norris (1-1, 3.86 ERA) makes his Tigers debut Sunday after coming from Toronto in a trade Thursday for 2012 Cy Young victor David Price.

The Detroit Tigers jumped out to a six-run lead in the fourth inning Friday night. One fan cautioned “If you change the tire.RIGHT HAND ONLY!!!”

“I was prepared for it”, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

Both pitchers are expected to me Major League relief pitchers when they make it to the Bigs. It marked the first time in Orioles history that two starters had given up that many hits in so few innings in consecutive games. Martinez is the first Tigers outfielder to hit at least 29 home runs in a season since Curtis Granderson in 2009. Cespedes has a. 293 average with 18 homers and 61 RBI. “I thought I did a fine job of kind of staying within myself and pitching my game”.

New York already had added infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, and reliever Tyler Clippard. Including the deals for Uribe, Johnson and Clippard, New York’s payroll has increased by about $8.2 million within the last week. Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said a trade fell through Wednesday night that would have sent outfielder Carlos Gomez to the Mets. He’s going to get boxed around today by an Orioles team that will be looking to take three out of four from the struggling Tigers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the teams didn’t agree on the trade until 3:47 p.m., with paperwork filed right before 4. “So give him credit”. But the Tigers also left 7 on base and were only 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position in addition to committing a pair of errors. I said, ‘Let me finish the at-bat. “But you want to do what’s best not just for my baseball career but for my family”.

Hamels, 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA, figures to be part of a rotation next year with Japanese ace Yu Darvish, who had Tommy John surgery in March. A one time top prospect, Lake spent most of this season at Triple-A Iowa. “Every week in the past we could not purchase a run”. “We bought talent with talent, and we bought talent with dollars and cents, as well”. And it’s a good thing this trade happened, too.

Toronto acquired right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and outfielder Ben Revere from Philadelphia, following up on its deals for All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, reliever LaTroy Hawkins and Price.

“We’ve won the division four years in a row”, Dombrowski said.

The Baltimore Orioles made a significant upgrade in left field, adding Gerardo Parra from the Brewers in exchange for minor league pitcher Zach Davies.

The Pirates acquired veteran lefthander J.A. Happ from Seattle as a stopgap – and possibly more – after Burnett complained of elbow pain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation following his third straight bumpy outing.


The Twins, now holding the second AL Wild Card, bolstered their bullpen by acquiring reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Rays for two minor leaguers.

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