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O's earn sweep of White Sox
Adam Jones
Adam Jones hit his 24th home run of the year for Baltimore.
Chicago, IL ( - Nelson Cruz's major league-leading 33rd home run helped the Baltimore Orioles take a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox to sweep this three-game set from U.S. Cellular Field.

Steve Pearce and Adam Jones also homered for Baltimore, which swept a series for the eighth time this season. Jones finished with three hits and two runs scored in the triumph.

Wei-Yin Chen (13-4) turned in another quality start for this Baltimore pitching staff, which has been dominant over the club's recent 12-4 stretch. Chen struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings of work and allowed three runs on six hits.  Full Story

So how are those deadline deals working out?
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - The Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers were declared the winners at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

It was pretty much a fait accompli that these two teams would be the last two standing come American League Championship Series time.

And why not?

The A's, who at the time owned baseball's best record, picked up ace left- hander Jon Lester from Boston after having already traded for righties Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in a deal with Chicago, while Detroit shored up an already dominant rotation with the acquisition of former American League Cy Young Award winner David Price.  Full Story