When Jorge De La Rosa takes the mound for Colorado against St. Louis, it’s usually a successful formula for the Rockies. De La Rosa turned in another solid outing against the Cardinals and Nolan Arenado homered in the Rockies’ 6-2 win on Saturday night. Arenado connected for a two-run shot in the fourth against Lance Lynn (8-6) and Ben Paulsen added a leadoff drive in the sixth.

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Get caught up on all the moving and shaking from one of the craziest trade deadline weeks in history.

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Wacha pitched seven crisp innings, Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games and the Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Friday night. Jhonny Peralta added a two-run homer for the Cardinals (66-37), who have won eight of 11 to move a season-high 29 games over .500 for the third time this season. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double to help St. Louis run its major league-best home record to 39-15.

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Carpenter hit a pair of home runs and Greg Garcia’s bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8. ”Leadoff spot fit him well today,” manager Mike Matheny said. Jhonny Peralta’s two-run single off Rockies closer John Axford tied the game at 8-all and Garcia’s walk scored Kolten Wong as the Cardinals recorded their seventh walk-off win of the season.

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(Adds later games) July 30 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Thursday: – - – - Padres 8, Mets 7 Justin Upton hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to complete the San Diego Padres' stunning comeback in an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets in a game that featured two rain delays totalling more than 3-1/2 hours. The Padres trailed 7-1 in the seventh when first baseman Derek Norris hit a grand slam. The Mets still led 7-5 entering the ninth before heavy rain arrived and umpires waved the teams off the field. …

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(Reuters) – The Toronto Blue Jays, who fortified their impressive offense earlier this week, added a big weapon to their pitching staff by trading for Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price, the club announced on Thursday. The Blue Jays, who at 51-51 were two games out of the American League’s second Wild Card playoff spot, took a big step toward returning to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 with the deal. Toronto are sending their top pitching prospect, left-hander Daniel Norris, and two other promising lefties to Detroit for 2012 Cy Young winner Price, who is 9-4 record with a 2.53 ERA this season.

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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 Toronto Blue Jays stunned the baseball world when they acquired All-Star Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.  On Wednesday, shock turned to awe, as Tulowitzki put on an offensive display that reinforced his position as baseball’s top all around shortstop. With cheers raining down at every mention of his name, Tulowitzki whipped the 27,060 in attendance at Rogers Centre into frenzy in the third inning with a blistering two-run homer off Philadelphia’s Jerome Williams.  The home run actually snapped an 0-for-21 streak for Tulowitzki at the plate, which was the longest hitless stretch of his career.  [ Friday Daily Fantasy contest: Turn $5 into $5K ] That was just the beginning though, as Tulowitzki followed with a pair of doubles and scored two more runs to pace Toronto’s 8-2 victory.    It’s also interesting to note that Tulowitzki started a game battling leadoff for the first time in his 10-year career. He didn’t seem to mind at all, and now the Blue Jays already ultra-dangerous offense has an entirely new dimension of destruction.    Speaking of which, Tulowitzki was one of seven Blue Jays to record a multi-hit game. Overall, they collected 16.  The happiest man in the ballpark was Blue Jays RA Dickey, who along with Mark Buehrle, Drew Hutchinson and others will benefit nicely from Tulowitzki’s addition on both sides of the field.  ASTROS BEAT ANGELS, TAKE OVER FIRST PLACE The western division races are shaping up to be the most interesting down the stretch. Entering play on Wednesday, there was a chance for both divisions to have a new sole leader by the end of the night.  How did it play out? Very well if you’re a Houston Astros fan. The Astros separated themseleves from the Los Angeles Angels to reclaim sole possession of first place for the first time since the All-Star break. Houston held that spot throughout most of the first half, before ceding to Los Angeles on the final day before the All-Star break.  On this night, the Astros rode the right arm of rookie right-hander Lance McCullers. The 21-year-old pitched seven innings of one-run ball to notch his fifth victory and lower his season ERA to 2.48. McCuller is quickly moving himself in the AL Rookie of the Year conversation along with teammate Carlos Correa, who was 1-for-4 in the game.  Preston Tucker and Jon Singleton each connected for solo homers, with Singleton later adding an RBI single. All of those runs would be important as Los Angeles threatened in the ninth. Albert Pujols connected for his 30th homer during the mini-rally, but Luke Gregorson was able to close the door after allowing a pair of runs.  The Astros have won each of the first two games in the series and will go for the sweep on Thursday with newly-acquired Scott Kazmir on the hill. The Angels will counter with Matt Shoemaker. Meanwhile, in the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were both victorious, meaning the Dodgers will maintain their half-game lead.  JON LESTER CARVES UP ROCKIES FOR 14 STRIKEOUTS Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester provided a silver lining to an otherwise gloomy home stand against the Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies. In Wednesday’s 3-2 victory, Lester pitched eight dominant innings, allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out a season-high 14. In doing so, Lester became the first Cubs pitcher to strike out 14 in a game since Mark Prior had 16 on Sept. 30, 2004. But it’s not a first for Lester. Jon Lester is only the 23rd LHP to have multiple 14+ SO games. Also holy cow, Randy Johnson! http://t.co/o3qFLlHZFR pic.twitter.com/zJAdwdMDzE — Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) July 29, 2015 Of course, Kerry Wood struck out 20 against the Houston Astros back on May 6, 1998. That’s the team record. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] Lester was striking them out early and often, raking up seven in the first three innings. Closer Hector Rondon added two strikeouts during his scoreless ninth inning, bringing the total to 16. Offensively, Chicago did its damage early. Dexter Fowler led off the first inning with his 10th home run of the season. Anthony Rizzo then ended his 17-game homerless streak with a two-run in the third. It was his 17th long ball of the season, and it proved to be the difference as Chicago wrapped up the 2-4 home stand. INDIANS OUTBURST SNAPS SIX-GAME LOSING SKID The Cleveland Indians don’t have much to sell, but they also don’t have much to look forward to after their six-game losing dropped them to 16 games behind Kansas City in the AL Central. On Wednesday, the Indians finally put that streak behind them while at least making a marginal gain on the Royals, winning 12-1 at Progressive Field. Cleveland did some serious damage against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie, breaking through for single runs in the first and second, before launching three home runs in their six-run sixth. Giovanny Urshela and Michael Brantley book ended the inning with solo homers. In between, rookie Francisco Lindor provided the knockout punch with a three-run shot. Cleveland scored four more in the eighth, capped by Yan Gomes two-run homer. Meanwhile, the reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber was in cruise control for Cleveland. He ending up going the distance, allowing just a single run in the ninth. Kluber allowed five hits while striking out six. He lowered his season ERA to 3.44, but picked up only his sixth victory. Want to see more from Wednesday’s slate of games? Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! 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CHICAGO (AP) — Shortstop Jose Reyes made his debut with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs and batted second.

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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TORONTO (AP) — It seemed the Toronto Blue Jays needed to add starting pitching to help their playoff push. Instead, they traded for a superstar shortstop.

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