Matthew Pouliot breaks down the August starting pitcher rankings.

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Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout made history at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time that a reigning MVP from the National League faced a reigning MVP from the American League. Trout was 0 for 3 against Kershaw, who extended his scoreless streak to 37 innings with eight innings of two-hit ball and led the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels.

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The San Diego Padres are on a Hollywood type of roll. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings, and the Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night. Yangervis Solarte and Matt Kemp each had two hits and drove in a run for San Diego, which has won seven of eight and 12 of 16.

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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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It’s a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins. Christian Yelich drives a 2-2 pitch from Jason Hammel to the second or third row in center field, prompting a groan from the fans inside Wrigley Field. At the Wrigley Rooftops’ building down the right-field line, just beyond the famed ballpark’s ivy-covered walls and across Sheffield Avenue, none of the fans seem to realize the ball is gone until Yelich breaks into his home-run trot.

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Two games back in the National League wild-card race, the Cubs sought stability behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks.

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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 Carlos Gomez trade wasn’t the biggest thing to happen to the Houston Astros on Thursday. The club also celebrated a 3-0 win over the division-rival Los Angeles Angels. [ Friday Daily Fantasy contest: Turn $5 into $5K ] The win was significant for a number of reasons. Not only did the Astros complete the sweep of Los Angeles, but they did so on a walk-off home run. With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth, Jose Alvarez was brought on to take things into extras. It didn’t work out for him. Alvarez sandwiched a walk between two outs before he was lifted from the game for Fernando Salas. Salas promptly gave up a single, putting men on first and second for Jason Castro. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Castro belted a three-run walk-off home run out to right center field.  After the game, Castro said the dinger was probably the biggest hit of his career.  Jason Castro calls #Astros walkoff HR biggest hit of his life — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2015 With the win, Houston improved to 58-45 on the year. The team holds a two-game lead over the Angels in the American League West. SOX STOP SOX’S STREAK The Chicago White Sox win streak has come to an end. The club couldn’t make it eight in a row, losing 8-2 against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Surprisingly, it was ace Chris Sale who struggled during the contest. Sale allowed seven runs on 12 hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Following the game, Sale put the loss on his shoulders. Sale: “We have 24 guys in here that didn’t deserve tonight. I should have been better.” — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 31, 2015 Sale was hit in the ankle with a line drive early in the game, but he didn’t blame that incident for his struggles. He admitted that it hurt to get hit, but said he didn’t think it was enough to alter his mechanics during the start. [ Follow our trade deadline tracker for the latest MLB news and rumors. ] With the loss, the White Sox fall to 49-51 on the year. Though the winning streak is over, the club is still expected to buy at the trade deadline. HAMILTON WALKS IT OFF The New York Yankees had a tough time stopping Josh Hamilton on Thursday. Hamilton picked up the walk-off hit during the Texas Rangers’ 7-6 win over New York. The Yankees did all they could to neutralize Hamilton, making sure he faced lefties during the contest. That didn’t really matter. Hamilton managed to strike in the first inning, smacking a three-run homer against CC Sabathia.  He was held in check until the ninth, when Andrew Miller attempted to take on the slugger. With the game tied, and the bases loaded, all Hamilton needed to do was smack a single to pick up the victory. He was able to come through. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Hamilton sent a single to right field, ending the game. Hamilton was so excited after his big hit that he decided to celebrate with the Rangers’ mascot. @Lana @TBrownYahoo they shared a moment. pic.twitter.com/S53ffOkLWi — Ray Cartwright (@RayCartwright) July 31, 2015 With the win, the Rangers improved to 49-52 on the season. PAPELBON GETS THE SAVE The Washington Nationals new closer might be OK. Jonathan Papelbon was tested his first time out, but still managed to preserve a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. He was tested, of course. The one run lead didn’t leave Papelbon with a huge margin for error. In the end, it didn’t matter. Papelbon tossed a perfect inning of work against the division rival Marlins. He got Ichiro Suzuki on a weak groundout, Christian Yelich on a lineout to second and struck out Michael Morse to end the game.  Though Drew Storen is no longer the closer, Papelbon came away impressed with Storen’s scoreless eighth inning performance.  It appears the two are going to be good friends.  Jonathan Papelbon: “I was in the shower with Storen, I said ‘can you show me that slider grip tomorrow?’ He was really, really good.” — Chris Johnson (@masnCJ) July 30, 2015 With the win, Washington improved to 54-46 on the season. Want to see more from Thursday’s slate of games? Check out our  scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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Jonathan Papelbon’s debut with the Washington Nationals was just as they envisioned. Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a flawless ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday. ”To be honest, very nervous,” Papelbon said when asked he how felt entering his Washington debut.

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

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