LEADING OFF: Trading places all over, Sale sharp for Bosox


Former Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, left, responds to a question during a news conference as his translator Hideaki Sato prepares to translate regarding his trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray, center, is greeted in the dugout before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. As the hours tick down to baseball's trade deadline, three standout pitchers remain at the center of attention. Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish each have the potential to help a contending team down the stretch, and if any of them are traded Monday, July 31, 2017, it would certainly spice up what has been a fairly pedestrian stretch of deals so far. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)


Toronto Blue Jays' Steve Pearce, top right, high-fives teammate Marcus Stroman after hitting a walkoff grand slam to defeat the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday July 30, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)


A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:

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WELCOME

A lot of clubhouses will have new looks, a day after 14 deals involving big leaguers at the trade deadline. Star pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray changed teams, as did relievers Brandon Kintzler, Addison Reed and Justin Wilson.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, with the best record in the majors and the highest payroll, added Darvish to the rotation and Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani to the bullpen. The moves by the front office impressed Dodgers part-owner Magic Johnson.

“Wow, what an outstanding job,” he posted on Twitter before boarding a plane for a family vacation in Italy.

SAILING ALONG

Red Sox lefty Chris Sale (13-4, 2.37 ERA) leads the majors with 211 strikeouts going into this start vs. Cleveland at Fenway Park. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last three games, giving up just 10 hits in 20 2/3 innings.

HE’S UP

Prized Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario is set to make his major league debut. The 21-year-old will be in the starting lineup against Colorado at Coors Field. Rosario is hitting .328 with seven homers, 58 RBIs and 19 steals in 94 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.

TRY AGAIN

Nationals ace Max Scherzer (12-5, 2.23 ERA) is scheduled to start against Marlins lefty Chris O’Grady (2-1, 3.68). When Scherzer pitched at Marlins Park six weeks ago, he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning but lost.

STAY COOL

In his previous start, Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman walked a career-high six in 4 2/3 innings and was ejected after a pitch was called a ball. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and catcher Russell Martin also were tossed. Stroman starts this time in Chicago against the White Sox.

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, left, responds to a question during a news conference as his translator Hideaki Sato prepares to translate regarding his trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_117799326-eb2050a2f902484cb2eb47b3d3bdc50b.jpgFormer Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, left, responds to a question during a news conference as his translator Hideaki Sato prepares to translate regarding his trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FILE – In this May 13, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray, center, is greeted in the dugout before the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. As the hours tick down to baseball’s trade deadline, three standout pitchers remain at the center of attention. Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish each have the potential to help a contending team down the stretch, and if any of them are traded Monday, July 31, 2017, it would certainly spice up what has been a fairly pedestrian stretch of deals so far. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_117799326-7d62d9fce9d743be9da70ba7739b3021.jpgFILE – In this May 13, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray, center, is greeted in the dugout before the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. As the hours tick down to baseball’s trade deadline, three standout pitchers remain at the center of attention. Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish each have the potential to help a contending team down the stretch, and if any of them are traded Monday, July 31, 2017, it would certainly spice up what has been a fairly pedestrian stretch of deals so far. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Toronto Blue Jays’ Steve Pearce, top right, high-fives teammate Marcus Stroman after hitting a walkoff grand slam to defeat the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday July 30, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_117799326-4f4cde51e80d4e54bc92573513aefdbd.jpgToronto Blue Jays’ Steve Pearce, top right, high-fives teammate Marcus Stroman after hitting a walkoff grand slam to defeat the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday July 30, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)