The Boston Red Sox got All-Star slugger Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher Thursday night. The trade was announced after the AL East-leading Red Sox lost to Toronto 13-1 at Fenway Park. Boston is 1 1/2 games ahead of Tampa Bay.
It was not the most fun afternoon for Red Sox fans, who watched other contenders around the league improve via trade while their team stood pat. The consolations were A, that there was still time to make additions, and B, the team is still playing pretty well and had a chance to take three of four against Toronto with a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday. Well, uh, A is still in play, I suppose.
Fernando Tatis Jr. drives in Tommy Pham on a double to left field, putting the Padres up 1-0 in the bottom of the 1st inning