By Ron Kaplan, contributor

Ryan Braun singled and doubled in four at-bats, but the Milwaukee Brewers (56-53) came up short in a 5-4 decision to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.

Ian Kinsler scored one of two runs the Detroit Tigers (49-57) plated to shut out the host NY Yankees, 2-0. Kinsler was 1-for-4 in the game, which endured multiple rain delays.

Same line for Kevin Pillar as the Toronto Blue Jays (51-57) beat the host Chicago White Sox, 5-1. Brad Goldberg did not appear for the Sox.

Ryan Lavarnway was 1-for-3 as the starting catcher for the Oakland A’s (48-60) in a 6-1 win over the host San Francisco Giants.

Danny Valencia was 1-for-4 as the Seattle Mariners (55-54) lost to the host Texas Rangers, 5-1.

Alex Bregman‘s 26th double was his only hit in three plate appearances as the Houston Astros (69-38) were shut out by the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, 3-0.

Joc Pederson was 0-for-4 with an RBI as the LA Dodgers (75-32) lost to the host Atlanta Braves, 5-3.

Richard Bleier did not appear for the Baltimore Orioles (53-54) in their 6-0 shutout of the visiting KC Royals.

From “Veteran right-hander Scott Feldman threw a three-inning simulated game Wednesday at PNC Park as he works back from knee soreness that landed him on the disabled list two weeks ago. [Manager Bryan] Price wants to see how Feldman feels Thursday before deciding if the 34-year-old will need a rehab outing in the minors before being activated.”

By the way, just because the non-waiver trading deadline has passed doesn’t mean deals can’t still be made. The major difference is that the players involved would not be eligible for post-season play. So we still hear buzzings about people like BraunFeldman and Kinsler moving to a different location.

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