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Alex Avila's RBI single with two outs in the 11th gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, one inning after center fielder Austin Jackson kept the game tied with a spectacular catch.
The Houston Astros knew they weren't going to win much this season, so with an eye toward the future they cast off their few pricey veterans before the trade deadline, slashing payroll and restocking their depleted farm system.
Houston Astros reliever Brandon Lyon is planning to have surgery on his pitching shoulder next week and likely is out for the season.
The Astros fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg on Tuesday and replaced him on an interim basis with former Houston pitcher Doug Brocail.
Brandon Lyon has not found a groove since coming off the disabled list.
Aramis Ramirez hit three home runs and drove in seven runs to help Chicago rally to beat the Houston Astros 14-7 on Tuesday night hours after Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced he will retire at the end of the season.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks are alone atop the National League West for the first time since April 30.
"There's obviously a lot of things going on in there," Lyon said. "Hopefully we'll get in there and get it fixed and get it taken care of."
"I might be picking up a ball maybe at the end of the season, but it wouldn't be enough to go out there and pitch," Lyon said. "Obviously the sooner I can pick up a ball and throw the better I'm going to feel for next season. .... I think this is the step in the direction to get healthy."