MLB closes in on drug users...Boston lands Peavy...Pirates charge into first

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Associated Press

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case, two people familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press. The sides are trying to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance hearings, and talks could push back an announcement until Friday.

BOSTON (AP) — Boston picked up right-hander Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) from the White Sox as part of a three-team, seven player trade. The former Cy Young Award winner is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA. As part of the deal, Avisail Garcia goes from Detroit to the White Sox and Jose Inglesias goes from the Red Sox to Detroit.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Cumpton scattered three hits over seven innings of the second game as Pittsburgh swept St. Louis 2-1 and 6-0. Alex Presley's RBI single in the 11th inning won the opener and vaulted the Pirates past St. Louis for first in the NL Central and the best record in baseball.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Leonys Martin hit a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the tenth to give Texas a 14-11 win over the Angels. The Rangers rallied from four runs down on Giovany Soto's three-run homer in the eight and Adrian Beltre's (BEHL'-trayz) RBI single in the ninth.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 38th home run to put Baltimore ahead for good in a 4-3 win over Houston. Davis also extends his run of games with a strikeout to 23 straight, the longest streak on Orioles history.

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