Atlanta Braves (78-52)
Brandon Beachy's return to Dr. James Andrews' office doesn't feel like a good thing. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Braves acquired Freddy Garcia from the Orioles and the team will have him pitch at Triple-A until rosters expand in September.
Los Angeles Dodgers (78-54)
Ricky Nolasco with arguably his finest start in Dodgers blue. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)<br /><br />Don Mattingly and the Dodgers announced that Matt Kemp is finally going to test his sprained left ankle by running the bases in hopes of returning soon from the DL.
Boston Red Sox (77-55)
Boston fans have every right to be excited about Xander Bogaerts. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)<br /><br />Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy threw a complete game three hitter against the L.A. Dodgers and won 8-1.
Detroit Tigers (77-53)
Miguel Cabrera's amazing year continues. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)<br /><br />Max Scherzer outdueled Mets ace Matt Harvey at Citi Field to earn his 19th win in 20 starts this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates (76-54)
It's a little surprising that the Pirates haven't added anyone of note for the September run yet. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Pirates placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend.
Texas Rangers (75-55)
Alex Rios hasn't found his power stroke in Texas yet. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)<br /><br />Rangers hit five home runs en route to an 11-5 victory over the White Sox and earned the team's ninth straight road win.
Tampa Bay Rays (74-54)
David DeJesus is a nice pickup for the Rays. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Rays hit four home runs and beat the Yankees 7-2 ending the Yankees five game winning streak.
St. Louis Cardinals (76-54)
Adam Wainwright with a gem against a team he might face in October. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Cardinals moved Tyler Lyons from the bullpen to the starting rotation becaused they placed Jake Westbrook on the disabled list.
Cincinnati Reds (74-57)
Joey Votto is really good. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)<br /><br />Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton had season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm.
Oakland Athletics (72-57)
Kurt Suzuki returns as the A's are dealing with injuries to John Jaso and Derek Norris. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)<br /><br />Josh Reddick sprained his right wrist for the second time this season and has landed on the 15-day disabled list.
Cleveland Indians (71-59)
Cleveland is quietly having a good, not great season.. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)<br /><br />Drew Stubbs hit a game winning two-run home run in the 14th inning to beat the Angels 4-1.
Baltimore Orioles (70-59)
It's great seeing Brian Roberts playing in meaningful games. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Orioles traded pitcher Freddy Garcia to the Braves in exchange for cash considerations.
New York Yankees (69-61)
Alfonso Soriano has been a nice get for the Yankees. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)<br /><br />Derek Jeter returned from the DL on Monday against the Blue Jays and Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th career home run against Toronto.
Washington Nationals (65-65)
Trading cash for David DeJesus, then possibly getting a prospect a few days later seems like a decent idea. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)<br /><br />After giving up their lead to the Royals in the eighth inning, the Nationals lost 6-4 and ended their five-game winning streak.
Arizona Diamondbacks (66-63)
Martin Prado has come on as of late. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)<br /><br />Relief pitcher J.J. Putz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right pinkie.
Kansas City Royals (65-64)
Nothing like a losing streak to sink slim playoff odds.(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Royals rallied in the eighth-inning to beat the Nationals, 6-4 and ended their seven-game losing streak.
Colorado Rockies (61-71)
Tough break for the Rockies and Rafael Betancourt. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)<br /><br />Rockies first baseman Todd Helton turned 40 years old last week and only seven hits shy of 2,500 for his career.
Philadelphia Phillies (59-71)
Ryne Sandberg's bunch with a nice little winning streak. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Phillies rallied in the 8th inning to tie the game against the Diamondbacks and then kept them scoreless for another nine innings until the 18th inning and gave up five runs to lose 12-7.
Seattle Mariners (58-70)
It'll be curious to see how the market values Raul Ibanez. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Mariners welcomed back their manager Eric Wedge to the dugout one month and a day after having a stroke during batting practice.
New York Mets (58-70)
And Marlon Byrd for that matter. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)<br /><br />Mets ace Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL in his right elbow and has been placed on the disabled list and will likely miss the remainder of the season.
San Diego Padres (59-71)
Carlos Quentin is possibly out for the season. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)<br /><br />The Padres designated right-hander Edinson Volquez for assignment over the weekend and called up a pitcher from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.
Toronto Blue Jays (58-73)
Would the Jays be better off without last offseason's trades? Unfortunately, for Toronto, it's a question they'll ask themselves all September. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)<br /><br />After a good eight inning outing by Mark Buehrle the Blue Jays rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Astros 2-1, and snap a seven-game losing streak.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (58-71)
The Jerry Dipoto or Mike Scioscia drama is unfortunate, yet predictable. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)<br /><br />Angels' Kevin Jepsen will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in Seattle.
San Francisco Giants (58-72)
The Giants continue their miserable season. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)<br /><br />Giants place pitcher Matt Cain on the disabled list after getting hit by a line drive in the arm that caused a large bruise. This is the first time in nine years that Cain has been placed on the DL.
Minnesota Twins (57-72)
Chris Herrmann has been a nice surprise in a bleak season, though he projects as no more than a third catcher. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)<br /><br />Twins catcher Joe Mauer is still on the disabled list recovering from a concussion. He hopes to return to the team next week.
Milwaukee Brewers (57-73)
With Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart out for the season, it's possible we've seen the last of the Brewers' old core.(Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)<br /><br />Ryan Braun released a written statement admitting to taking banned substances and said he took a "cream" in trying to recover from an injury.
Chicago Cubs (55-75)
Anthony Rizzo's had an up-and-down season. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)<br /><br />Jeff Samardzija earned co-National League Player of the Week honors for his two dominant outings last week.
Chicago White Sox (54-75)
Avisail Garcia is making a good first impression with the White Sox. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)<br /><br />White Sox bench coach Mark Parent was ejected by the umpires during the pregame exchange of lineup cards. Parent was seen getting in an argument about previous calls from earlier in the series against Texas.
Miami Marlins (49-80)
Logan Morrison's had a decent season. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)<br /><br />Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez earned his 10th win as the Marlins beat the Rockies, 3-0, snapping a four-game losing streak and he earned Co-National League Player of the Week.
Houston Astros (43-86)
Tough way for Max Stassi to start his big-league career. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)<br /><br />Stassi was placed on the seven-day concussion DL by the Astros after being hit in the face by a pitch.