A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed right-handed setup man Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation and recalled right-hander Phil Klein from Triple-A Round Rock.

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The trip ride home will feel a little better for the Atlanta Braves. Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead Atlanta to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Chris Johnson, Jonny Gomes and Ryan Lavarnway all had an RBI for the Braves, who snapped a season-worst six-game losing streak while winning for just the second time in the last 15 road games to avoid a four-game series sweep.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. It seems we’ve been down this road before. As a matter of fact, it was just last Sunday that Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke had his 45 2/3 inning scoreless streak snapped two starts short of equaling or surpassing Orel Hershiser’s MLB record. Now it’s the big lefty’s turn. Reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is on a streak of his own that is now approaching that same historical mark. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] The Dodgers ace tossed eight scoreless innings, limiting the Angels to two hits and a walk in the 3-1 victory on Saturday. That extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak up to 37, which means he could surpass Greinke’s streak next Friday in Pittsburgh. Greinke’s streak, by the way, ranks sixth all-time.  Kershaw allowed no runs in eight innings, with seven strikeouts and a walk. It was his worst start in a month. — Daniel Brim (@DanielBrim) August 1, 2015 That’s weird too, but it’s pretty much true because that pesky walk was Kershaw’s first since July 3. There was also an interesting underlying story here, as Kershaw and Mike Trout became the first pair of reigning MVP to face off against each other. It went about like this for Trout. MVP-on-MVP crime. pic.twitter.com/aZTw1Rvcsv — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 1, 2015 Trout finished the game 0-for-4, including a ninth-inning strikeout against Kenley Jansen. Advantage, Kershaw. Advantage, Dodgers.  DUDA DESTROYS THE NATS The New York Mets have some shiny new offensive toys with Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson in town. On Saturday, though, it was one of their old toys who stepped up to carry the offense. First baseman Lucas Duda homered twice and doubled home the game-winner in the eighth inning as New York topped the Washington Nationals 3-2. For Duda, the home runs were his 19th and 20th of the season and his seventh and eighth over the last seven games. In fact, until the double, Duda’s most recent eight hits were all big flys. That’s called a power surge, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for New York. Oh the hill, Jacob deGrom did his thing, holding Washington to two runs over six innings. Honestly, the way he’s been throwing lately, that almost sounds like a step back. But it was good enough to keep the Mets alive in a big game. With Saturday’s victory they’re only one game behind Washington in the NL East. They’re also making up ground quickly in the wild-card hunt, which would be their fallback option if the division doesn’t work out. With Matt Harvey, Noah Syndegaard and deGrom holding down that rotation, they definitely won’t be going away. PHILLIES STAY HOT, CLOBBER BRAVES Break up the Philadelphia Phillies. Is it too soon or too late to make that joke? That’s the question, because despite trading away Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Phillies remain the hottest team in the National League. With their 12-2 blowout victory against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies have now won 12 of 14 games since the All-Star break. That would be a pretty remarkable stretch for baseball’s best teams. It’s even more so for Philadelphia, which entered the break at 29-62. It was the young Phillies setting the pace atop their lineup. Cesar Hernandez, Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco combined for seven hits and five runs scored, including a Herrera home run. Veterans Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown and Freddy Galvis cleaned up right after, combining for six hits and six runs driven in. It was a balanced attack in support of rookie Aaron Nola, who picked up his second career victory. The Phillies will now go for the four-game weekend sweep on Sunday. ASTROS DOMINATE BEHIND KEUCHEL, CORREA AND CONGER The Houston Astros were led by a three-man band in Saturday’s 9-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  All-Star and potential Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel was lights out again on the hill, tossing six innings of two-run ball to pick up his AL-best 13th victory. In doing so, he made Astros franchise history by pitching at least six innings in his 33rd consecutive start. That covers a lot of ground and some terrific pitchers. He’s also been really good at Minute Maid Park all season.  #Astros win 9-2. @kidkeuchy moves to 10-0 at home w/ 1.26 ERA. (13-5, 2.35 ERA overall this season). Lead Angels by 3 games in AL West — Adam Wexler (@awexler) August 2, 2015 Meanwhile, Carlos Correa continued his stellar rookie campaign with book end home runs. He started the scoring a with a solo home run in the first, then he capped it with a two-run homer in the eighth scoring new Astro Carlos Gomez. The multi-homer game was the first in Correa’s young career, but certainly not the last.  [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] That brings us to back up catcher Hank Conger, who was actually the star of the game. Conger homered twice, including a fourth-inning grand slam, and drove in five.  As noted in the above tweet, the Astros now lead the AL West by three games.  Want to see more from Saturday’s slate of games? Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

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The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals without waivers, but San Diego was among the buyers, not the sellers, to the surprise of some. Hamels was the only top starting pitcher dealt following earlier trades that sent Scott Kazmir to Houston, Johnny Cueto to Kansas City and David Price to Toronto.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.

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Cole Hamels’ locker was still intact in Philadelphia’s clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison’s in Texas’ locker room. Details were still being finalized late Thursday night for the expected blockbuster deal that will send ace lefty Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman to the Rangers for Harrison and a package of top prospects. ”The Rangers are getting a great pitcher.

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Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Carlos Ruiz had two RBIs and every Phillies starter had at least one hit as they won their 10th game in the 12 since the All-Star break. Harang (5-11) was making his first start since going on the disabled list on July 2 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

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After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade the ace left-hander to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers.

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