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Game Thread: July 30, 2006

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Seattle at Cleveland, 1:05 PM (WKYC)

Starting Pitchers:

Cleveland: Cliff Lee (9-8, 4.78 ERA)
Seattle: Joel Pineiro (7-8, 5.72 ERA)

The rumors of Jake Westbrook being dealt are dying down:

The D-Backs scouted Jake Westbrook's start in Cleveland on Saturday but feel certain the Indians will not trade him after what general manager Josh Byrnes called "an uneventful day, all things considered,'' as the 1 p.m. Monday nonwaiver trade deadline approaches.

In other news:

  • The Cardinals apparently have some interest in Ronnie Belliard
  • The Padres, who are looking for third base help, aren't interested in Aaron Boone. But they are looking at players at other positions who could make the switch to third:
Towers said he's not ruling out second basemen who previously played third. Players who fit that bill include the Indians' Ron Belliard and the Nationals' Jose Vidro.