The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly were involved in negotiations to make a big splash at the trade deadline, but they felt content to stand pat once that option fell through.
The Atlanta Braves have struggled to score and the bullpen hasn't been sharp during their current losing streak.
They made a move to improve both areas before the trade deadline.
DETROIT (AP) Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
While the Chicago Cubs send a rookie making his fourth major league start to the mound, it might be the Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran hurler who has more to prove.