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"I just want to go home and sleep right now."

— The Indians' Danny Salazar after shutting down the Blue Jays, the highest-scoring team in baseball, on Monday night. Salazar is still recovering from an illness that forced him to miss a start last week.



Players allowed on major league rosters beginning Tuesday. The Cubs are expected to use the extra space to recall infielder Javier Baez, while the Mets have already announced they'll promote catcher Kevin Plawecki. Other youngsters who may see the majors in September: shortstop Corey Seager (Dodgers), pitcher Blake Snell (Rays) and shortstop Jurickson Profar (Rangers).


RBI totals for Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson in August. The last teammates to achieve that monthly production were Bobby Doerr and Ted Williams with the 1950 Boston Red Sox.


Hits this season for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, a career high.


Austin Jackson, OF

Mariners to Cubs

The 28-year-old Jackson was hitting .272 with eight homers and 38 RBI in 107 games this season. Because the deal was made before Sept. 1, Jackson will be eligible for the postseason if the Cubs qualify.

Jonny Gomes, OF

Braves to Royals

The 34-year-old Gomes hit .221 with seven homers and 22 RBI in 195 at-bats with Atlanta. He has been in the postseason four times since 2010 and helped the Red Sox win the World Series two years ago.