The Boston Red Sox traded designated hitter Don Baylor to the Minnesota Twins and outfielder Dave Henderson to the San Francisco Giants Monday night.
And last night, Jeff Sellers pitched a five-hitter and Wade Boggs and Mike Greenwell homered as the Red Sox beat the Twins, 9-0.
In each trade, Boston will receive players to be named. The team brought up first baseman Pat Dodson and outfielder Kevin Romine from Class AAA Pawtucket.
Baylor, 38, will be eligible for postseason play because he joined the first-place Twins before the midnight deadline Monday. Henderson, 29, will not be eligible for postseason play because he did not join the Giants before midnight.
Baylor batted .239 with 16 homers and 57 RBI in 108 games. Henderson hit .234 with eight homers and 25 RBI in 75 games.
Athletics 8, Yankees 3:
Dwayne Murphy, Jose Canseco and Terry Steinbach homered, leading Oakland to the win in New York. Murphy hit a two-run homer that capped a three-run third inning and gave the Athletics a 5-0 lead.
Also, the Yankees activated outfielder Rickey Henderson, who has not played since July 25 because of a sore right hamstring, and infielder Lenn Sakata from the disabled list.
Tigers 6, Indians 5:
In Detroit, Pat Sheridan ended a zero-for-25 slump with a two-out double in the 12th inning that scored Darrell Evans from first base and lifted the Tigers over last-place Cleveland.
Brewers 2, Royals 0:
Ted Higuera pitched a one-hitter and Milwaukee scored two runs in the ninth to beat Bret Saberhagen in Kansas City.
Higuera retired the first 15 batters in pitching his second straight shutout. He lost the no-hitter when Ross Jones tripled with two out in the eighth. Higuera (14-9) struck out eight and walked two.
Blue Jays 4, Angels 3:
In Toronto, Jesse Barfield drove in three runs, including the game-winner with a one-out double in the 10th inning, to give the Blue Jays the victory.
Rangers 6, White Sox 4:
Pete Incaviglia doubled home Pete O'Brien to break a 2-2 seventh inning tie, then hit a two-run home run in the eighth and Texas won in Chicago.
Also yesterday, the Rangers activated first baseman-outfielder Tom Paciorek from the 21-day disabled list.