Rays avoid sweep, beat Yankees 7-5

Rays All Star pitcher Scott Kazmir allowed one hit in six scoreless innings and the Rays’ bullpen held off a late Yankees rally to avoid a three game sweep. The Yankees trail the Rays by 11 games in the division and Boston by 7 1/2 in the wild-card race.

Pirates fall to Reds 8-6

Times couldn’t be any worse for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team is on the verge of possibly losing their first round pick Pedro Alvarez and to make matters worse the Pirates have lost 11 out of 13. The Pirates got out to a 5 run lead this afternoon but the Reds scored three runs in

Live Updates, Pedro Alvarez

Nothing new to report on the Pedro Alvarez front. The Pirates have a very good offer on the table that I’m being told exceeds the signing bonus Tim Beckham received. (Speculation – $6.27 – $6.4 million range) Alvarez continues to seek a MLB contract under the advice of Scott Boras. Pittsburgh has been warming up

MLB Trade Deadline Frenzy

4:33 p.m. It’s official – TIOPS has learned Jason Bay to Boston; Manny to LA. Could be others involved. John Heyman of CNNSI first reported the deal. 4:25 p.m. Dodgers to acquire Bay? More to come. Looks like the Dodgers late inquiry might have payed off – From the 1:00 p.m. hour – 1:44 p.m.