What a difference a week has made for the Chicago White Sox. Adam Eaton opened the game with a home run, Jose Quintana pitched 6 1-3 solid innings and the White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win. Rumored to be potential sellers at Friday’s upcoming non-waiver trade deadline, the White Sox find themselves in their best stretch this season.

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With the trade deadline shaking up the world of closers, Brad Johnson covers the latest and speculates on more to come.

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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. The Oakland Athletics may be selling off parts, but pitcher Sonny Gray is here to stay. The right-hander was excellent during a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today! ] Gray was so good that the Athletics didn’t need to use any other pitcher during the contest. He went the distance, giving up just three hits during a complete game shutout. Gray struck out nine and walked one during the performance.  It was Gray’s fourth career shutout. Two of those have come this month. That’s Gray’s second shutout this month. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 29, 2015 Gray apparently wasn’t satisfied with just dominating on the mound. He actually picked up his first major-league hit during the contest. Gray singled on a 96 mph fastball from Pedro Baez to open the eighth inning. Though he had an outside chance at a double, Gray showed excellent awareness, opting not to test Yasiel Puig’s arm. Gray, who had been sharing a bat with Scott Kazmir all season, used one of Billy Butler’s bats for the hit. Though he said it was too heavy, Butler told Gray he could keep the bat. Gray used Butler’s bat for his hit. Says it was way too heavy. Butler says he can keep it. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 29, 2015 Gray improved to 11-4 with the win. The Athletics are currently 45-56, which puts them in last place in the American League West. YANKEES EXPLODE FOR 21 RUNS The New York Yankees came to play Tuesday night. The club exploded for 21 runs during a blowout of the Texas Rangers. Though New York eventually wound up on top, things didn’t look so rosy early. Starter Chris Capuano couldn’t make it out of the first inning, giving up five runs.  [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] It didn’t take long for the Yankees to strike back. In the second inning, the team scored an incredible 11 runs. Six different players accounted for run-scoring hits in the frame. Both Chase Headley and Brendan Ryan each had two run-scoring hits. While the output of the second inning wouldn’t be topped, the Yankees didn’t let up. The club scored four more runs in the third, three in the sixth and two in the ninth. Pretty much every player on the team turned in a big offensive game. Four Yankees had at least three RBIs, two walked three times and six wound up scoring multiple runs. With the win, New York improved to 57-42 on the year. SYNDERGAARD LOOKS SUPER New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is nicknamed after a superhero, and now he’s starting to pitch like one. Syndergaard was fantastic during the club’s 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Syndergaard tossed eight shutout innings, giving up just three hits during the contest. He struck out nine and did not issue any walks. The rookie has been on a tremendous run lately. Over his last six starts, he’s allowed just six earned runs. Syndergaard has started throwing a slider more often during his last two starts, so that could be a reason for his recent success. While he’s been great lately, it’s tough to argue against Tuesday being his best start of the season. Syndergaard had a perfect game entering the seventh inning. That was broken up by a Will Venable single to lead off the frame. With the win, the Mets improved to 52-48 on the season. THE WHITE SOX WON’T LOSE The Chicago White Sox are certainly making things interesting at the trade deadline. The club ripped off another win Tuesday, picking up the 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. With the victory, the team now has a six-game winning streak. Due to the club’s recent success, some are starting to wonder whether pitcher Jeff Samardzija will actually be dealt at the deadline. Better chance of Tigers trading Price than White Sox trading Samardzija, as I just said on @FOXSports1 #MLBWhipAround . — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 29, 2015 Though the White Sox’s record is just 48-50, the club remains 3.5 games out of the second wild card spot. Given how horrible they’ve looking to open the year, that’s pretty shocking. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] The White Sox have two more games against Boston before the trade deadline. If they can continue to extend their winning streak, they may not sell like everyone expected. Want to see more from Tuesday’s slate of games?  Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. Overall, Victorino has hit .276 with 108 home runs, 486 RBIs and 229 stolen bases in 12 major league seasons, including stints with San Diego, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Red Sox.

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BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz was touched by watching the Hall of Fame induction speeches. He then went out and added another big night to his illustrious career.

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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. It’s been a bit of a rough season for Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter David Ortiz thus far. If Sunday was any indication, though, he still has something left in the tank. Ortiz was fantastic during Boston’s 11-1 drubbing of the Detroit Tigers. [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today! ] Ortiz came into the contest hitting just .235/.325/.444 over 372 plate appearances. While his home run total of 17 was still a decent pace, it’s clear Ortiz hasn’t been playing up to his usual standard. Add in the fact that he’s 39, and his sluggish start becomes much more worrisome. Well, it was only one game, but Ortiz may have put some of those issues aside Sunday. Big Papi went 4 for 5, with three runs scored and seven RBI during the contest. Most of those numbers came on two three-run home runs.  With the performance, Ortiz set a personal record, and moved up the all-time RBI list. With a career-high 7 RBI, David Ortiz tonight passed 3 Hall of Famers on the all-time RBI list: Rogers Hornsby, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew. — Jon Shestakofsky (@Shesta_Sox) July 27, 2015 Following the game, Ortiz had raised his slash line to .243/.332/.468. Those numbers are still a far cry from his peak, but his strong game shows he still has something left in the tank.  With the win, Boston improved to 44-55 on the year. JUAN URIBE LOVING LIFE AS A MET New York Mets infielder Juan Uribe already appears to love his new team. Uribe picked up the key hit during the club’s 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The Mets appeared to have things locked up until the start of the ninth inning. Prior to that point, Jacob deGrom was excellent again, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings.  With deGrom tiring, Jeurys Familia was brought in for the four out save. With the Mets leading 2-0, he was able to get out of the eighth inning. Familia would have trouble during the ninth, however. After getting a ground out to open the frame, Familia gave up two straight doubles, bringing the Dodgers within one run of a tie. They would get that run. Yasmani Grandal would single in Justin Turner from second, tying the game.  That set the stage for Uribe. In the bottom of the 10th, he stepped to the plate with men on first and second. Don Mattingly opted to bring Kenley Jansen into the game, making things even more difficult for Uribe. In the end, it didn’t matter. Uribe singled to center, picking up the walk-off hit and leading the Mets to a 3-2 win. With the victory, the club improved to 51-48 on the year. SEATTLE PULLS IT OFF The Seattle Mariners picked up a big win Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The team battled to get back into the game, eventually picking up the 6-5 victory in extras. Nelson Cruz initially tied things up in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run home run. Both teams would then remain scoreless, sending the game into extras. It didn’t take long before the Mariners pulled out the win. In the bottom of the 10th, Franklin Gutierrez stepped in against Aaron Loup. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Gutierrez hit a walk-off home run, giving Seattle the 6-5 win. The accomplishment was significant considering all the injuries Gutierrez has dealt with the past few seasons. Gutierrez said that in spring, “I wasn’t sure at all” whether he could still play. “I just kept going, and this is the reward for me.” — Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) July 27, 2015 With the win, Seattle improved to 46-53 on the year. THE WHITE SOX ARE SURGING Don’t look now, but the Chicago White Sox are finally playing the way everyone expected. The club picked up its fourth straight victory during a 2-1 win Sunday against the Cleveland Indians.  The contest proved to be a close one. Rookie Carlos Rodon was fantastic, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk.  Rodon was able to beat out Danny Salazar, who allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings. With Chicago up by two runs, David Roberston was called on for the save. He ran into some trouble, giving up a leadoff triple, but eventually settled down. Though the run scored, the White Sox still pulled out the 2-1 win.  [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] Though the club hasn’t been as good as expected, they are actually not that far from contention after their latest run. The surging #WhiteSox suddenly are just 4 games back in loss column to #Twins for 2nd wild-card, and 1 G behind #BlueJays , #Tigers , #Orioles . — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 26, 2015 The club improved to 46-50 with the victory. Want to see more from Sunday’s slate of games?  Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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BOSTON (AP) — Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon left Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox after throwing a pitch in the seventh inning with what was termed ''a slight groin injury.''

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Hall of Fame day has arrived, which means the remarkable legacies of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are only hours away from being soon be cemented forever with enshrinement into baseball’s most elite class.  The star-studded quartet makes up the largest class of new inductees since 1955. That fact, in and of itself, makes them interesting and noteworthy.  The personalities involved add a whole different layer of intrigue and interest. For as outspoken and in-your-face as Pedro Martinez could be, Randy Johnson was every bit as laid back and reserved. While John Smoltz was the very definition of a bulldog on the hill, Craig Biggio was just the same at the plate and in the field. It’s all a part of who they are and what helped them sustain elite level production. [ Related: Who's your favorite 2015 MLB Hall of Famer? ] In the end though, baseball is a results based business driven by numbers and stats. That’s why we figured it would be interesting to look at some of the more unique stats each Hall of Famer compiled during his career. Not career strikeouts totals or 3,000 hits or stats that are common knowledge. But fascinating numbers that float under the radar.  Check them out. 

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring after the same injury caused him to miss 16 games before the All-Star break. The team also recalled right-hander Steven Wright before its game against Detroit. ”Yesterday, him being down was because of some soreness,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

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