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. It seems we’ve been down this road before. As a matter of fact, it was just last Sunday that Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke had his 45 2/3 inning scoreless streak snapped two starts short of equaling or surpassing Orel Hershiser’s MLB record. Now it’s the big lefty’s turn. Reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is on a streak of his own that is now approaching that same historical mark. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] The Dodgers ace tossed eight scoreless innings, limiting the Angels to two hits and a walk in the 3-1 victory on Saturday. That extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak up to 37, which means he could surpass Greinke’s streak next Friday in Pittsburgh. Greinke’s streak, by the way, ranks sixth all-time.  Kershaw allowed no runs in eight innings, with seven strikeouts and a walk. It was his worst start in a month. — Daniel Brim (@DanielBrim) August 1, 2015 That’s weird too, but it’s pretty much true because that pesky walk was Kershaw’s first since July 3. There was also an interesting underlying story here, as Kershaw and Mike Trout became the first pair of reigning MVP to face off against each other. It went about like this for Trout. MVP-on-MVP crime. pic.twitter.com/aZTw1Rvcsv — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 1, 2015 Trout finished the game 0-for-4, including a ninth-inning strikeout against Kenley Jansen. Advantage, Kershaw. Advantage, Dodgers.  DUDA DESTROYS THE NATS The New York Mets have some shiny new offensive toys with Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson in town. On Saturday, though, it was one of their old toys who stepped up to carry the offense. First baseman Lucas Duda homered twice and doubled home the game-winner in the eighth inning as New York topped the Washington Nationals 3-2. For Duda, the home runs were his 19th and 20th of the season and his seventh and eighth over the last seven games. In fact, until the double, Duda’s most recent eight hits were all big flys. That’s called a power surge, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for New York. Oh the hill, Jacob deGrom did his thing, holding Washington to two runs over six innings. Honestly, the way he’s been throwing lately, that almost sounds like a step back. But it was good enough to keep the Mets alive in a big game. With Saturday’s victory they’re only one game behind Washington in the NL East. They’re also making up ground quickly in the wild-card hunt, which would be their fallback option if the division doesn’t work out. With Matt Harvey, Noah Syndegaard and deGrom holding down that rotation, they definitely won’t be going away. PHILLIES STAY HOT, CLOBBER BRAVES Break up the Philadelphia Phillies. Is it too soon or too late to make that joke? That’s the question, because despite trading away Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Phillies remain the hottest team in the National League. With their 12-2 blowout victory against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies have now won 12 of 14 games since the All-Star break. That would be a pretty remarkable stretch for baseball’s best teams. It’s even more so for Philadelphia, which entered the break at 29-62. It was the young Phillies setting the pace atop their lineup. Cesar Hernandez, Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco combined for seven hits and five runs scored, including a Herrera home run. Veterans Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown and Freddy Galvis cleaned up right after, combining for six hits and six runs driven in. It was a balanced attack in support of rookie Aaron Nola, who picked up his second career victory. The Phillies will now go for the four-game weekend sweep on Sunday. ASTROS DOMINATE BEHIND KEUCHEL, CORREA AND CONGER The Houston Astros were led by a three-man band in Saturday’s 9-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  All-Star and potential Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel was lights out again on the hill, tossing six innings of two-run ball to pick up his AL-best 13th victory. In doing so, he made Astros franchise history by pitching at least six innings in his 33rd consecutive start. That covers a lot of ground and some terrific pitchers. He’s also been really good at Minute Maid Park all season.  #Astros win 9-2. @kidkeuchy moves to 10-0 at home w/ 1.26 ERA. (13-5, 2.35 ERA overall this season). Lead Angels by 3 games in AL West — Adam Wexler (@awexler) August 2, 2015 Meanwhile, Carlos Correa continued his stellar rookie campaign with book end home runs. He started the scoring a with a solo home run in the first, then he capped it with a two-run homer in the eighth scoring new Astro Carlos Gomez. The multi-homer game was the first in Correa’s young career, but certainly not the last.  [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] That brings us to back up catcher Hank Conger, who was actually the star of the game. Conger homered twice, including a fourth-inning grand slam, and drove in five.  As noted in the above tweet, the Astros now lead the AL West by three games.  Want to see more from Saturday’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! Follow @Townie813

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

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Ben Revere was there to see Troy Tulowitzki make his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays and bat leadoff for the first time in his career. The Blue Jays have bolstered their offense by acquiring Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor leaguers on Friday. The speedy outfielder is the latest player heading to Toronto in a busy week in which they also obtained Tulowitzki, ace left-hander David Price and veteran reliever Mark Lowe.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East.

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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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The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday. Clinging to a half-game lead over San Francisco, the Dodgers acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Marlins and left-hander Alex Wood from the Braves, two pitchers who can move right into the rotation behind aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Also, Los Angeles obtained relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from Atlanta, adding needed depth to the bullpen.

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After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade the ace left-hander to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers.

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Bryce Harper continued his torrid MVP-caliber season with his power on full display. ”I could remember when the kid came out a lot of people compared him to a young Mickey Mantle, that type of thunder,” Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. ”He did a lot of damage today,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

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In Wednesday's Daily Dose, Jesse Pantuosco discusses Jonathan Papelbon's move to DC and remembers the day the Red Sox stopped wearing No. 45.

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The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. On the night the Nationals got Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman back from long stints on the disabled list, they also landed Papelbon from the Phillies and wasted no time announcing that he will be taking over the closer duties from Drew Storen. It didn’t help Washington any Tuesday night, as the Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins 4-1.

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