LEADING OFF: Scherzer? Trade deadline looms after big moves

Thu Jul 29 9:13pm ET
By The Associated Press

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Philadelphia in the first game of a doubleheader. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)


Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez slides into home plate to score on a single by Cavan Biggio during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo sits on the bench during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, right, andTyler Naquin watch Votto's two-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Chicago. Jesse Winker also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: