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He also watched video of himself from the last two years.“I feel great,” Jansen said. “Just got to figure it out.”Paul Goldschmidt doubled with one out, but Jansen struck out hot-hitting David Peralta and retired Eduardo Escobar on a grounder to shortstop.“That was huge,” teammate Justin Turner said of Jansen. “He looked pretty electric.”Turner homered on Zack Greinke’s first pitch of the eighth inning for the go-ahead run in his fourth at-bat against his former teammate.“Got a slider he left up, one of the few he left up all night,” Turner said. Enrique Hernandez tied it at 2 with a pinch-hit, two-strike, opposite-field homer off Greinke with two out in the seventh.Dylan Floro (5-3) got the win with one strikeout in one inning of relief.Greinke (13-9) gave up six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.“I’ve been feeling good for the past month at least, maybe longer late in games, to where I’ve felt like I could pitch a whole other game,” Greinke said. “Today was one of those. I felt really good.” Goldschmidt slugged a two-run shot, his team-leading 31st of the season, in the first. Goldschmidt has reached base in 43 straight road games, extending his club record. Joc Pederson’s RBI single in the third left the Dodgers trailing 2-1.The D-backs had the potential go-ahead run on third base in the eighth. Ketel Marte reached on an error by Floro [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-ender-inciarte-jersey]Ender Inciarte Jersey[/url] , got sacrificed to second by Greinke and took third on Floro’s wild pitch. But Steven Souza Jr. grounded out to Floro to end the inning.TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (right elbow tightness) played long toss with a plan to increase his workload next week. … OF Jarrod Dyson (right groin strain) was set to have three at-bats in a game with Triple-A Reno on Friday night.Dodgers: RHP John Axford (right fibula fracture) is off crutches and playing catch in Arizona, but has yet to throw a bullpen or face hitters. … RHP Ross Stripling (low back inflammation) threw a bullpen and came out of it well. The team has yet to decide on a plan for him.FREESE IN LAIn the ninth, the Dodgers announced they had acquired third baseman David Freese from the Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.“Definitely happy to have him,” Turner said. “He’s a professional hitter. I love watching him take his at-bats.”Manager Dave Roberts said Freese would be used off the bench against left-handed pitching.HOT AUGUST NIGHTSTurner went 2 for 3 and got hit by a pitch. He finished August hitting .402 with 22 runs, 11 doubles, one triple, six homers and 20 RBIs in 25 games.GOLDY VS LAGoldschmidt’s homer was the 31st of his career against the Dodgers, most among active players vs. Los Angeles. He finished 2 for 4 with a double.UP NEXTPatrick Corbin (10-5, 3.15 ERA) starts for the Diamondbacks against fellow lefty Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 2.39 ERA). Corbin is 1-0 with a 0.98 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season. Since the All-Star break, Kershaw is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 46 strikeouts and three walks. Greg Fiume/Getty ImagesA massive divide exists between contending MLB teams vying for a postseason berth and struggling teams playing out the string.That is most notably the case in the American League, where MLB.com only gives six of 15 teams a three percent chance or better to make the postseason.The competition is a bit more balanced in the National League, but four teams in the senior circuit are 15 games under .500 or worse.Due to that imbalance, many players on non-contending teams have been involved in trade rumors. You can take a look at the latest news on four of them below.Zach BrittonThe Baltimore Orioles sit 40.5 games in back of the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League East. They need to undergo a massive rebuild and started that process by trading superstar shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for five prospects.Left-handed reliever Zach Britton appears to the next Orioles on the move, and he has no shortage of teams after him, perJerry Crasnick of ESPN:Jerry Crasnick jcrasnickThe #Orioles are barreling ahead with Zach Britton trade talks now that they鈥檝e moved Machado and officially declared a rebuild. #Cubs, #Yankees, #Redsox [url=http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey]http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey[/url] , #SfGiants, #Astros and #Phillies are among the teams in the mix.Britton has battled forearm and Achilles injuries over the past two years, which has caused regression after a phenomenal three-year stretch (2014-2016) in which he posted a 1.38 ERA, per Baseball Reference.However, the southpaw has thrown seven straight scoreless frames dating back to late June, allowing just three hits during that time. While he may not return to that old 2014-2016 form this year, a healthy Britton would undoubtedly be an asset to any team's pen.On the Orioles' side, they have to be happy knowing that the Cleveland Indians traded for the other big left-handed reliever name on the block in Brad Hand, formerly of the San Diego Padres. That may increase the asking price for Britton, who is clearly the best southpaw reliever left (and arguably the best one overall).Of note, keep an eye on the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves, two teams fighting for the NL East crown who have below-average bullpens (the Phils rank 17th in ERA, while the Braves are 19th). It wouldn't be surprising at all to see Britton pitching for one of them down the stretch. Adrian BeltreWith the Texas Rangers sitting in last place in the American League West, it seems inevitable that a few players will find new homes before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.However, one of their stars doesn't look like he will be headed anywhere, per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com:"The Rangers aren't expected to trade veteran third basemanAdrian Beltreunless circumstances change drastically. They would prefer to keep Beltre for his leadership qualities and try to re-sign him for next season. Beltre has also indicated a willingness to return, and Daniels made it clear that the future Hall of Famer's value to the Rangers is above what they normally would consider in a trade situation."Beltre was a key member of the 2011 American League pennant-winning Rangers team that was one out away from beating the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. He's been phenomenal ever since joining the team prior to that campaign, hitting .307 with an .869 OPS. 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They are 13.0 games behind in the NL wild-card race and need to make some moves as they look toward the future.Starting pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard have been talked about in trade rumors, andJames Wagner of theNew York Times said:Jerry Crasnick jcrasnickThe #Braves have talked to the #Orioles about Zach Britton, so you can add them to the list of teams in the mix. Atlanta needs bullpen help and has a lot of talent in the system. A lot depends on how deep Alex Anthopoulos is willing to dig for a rental player.The Mets' stance makes perfect sense: At their best, deGrom and Syndergaard are two of the best pitchers in the league. DeGrom is in top form right now, pitching to a 1.68 ERA over his first 19 starts this year. He's also struck out 149 batters in 123.1 innings.During his five-year career with the team, deGrom has never had worse than a 3.53 ERA, and he's also struck out more than one batter per inning in four of his five seasons.Thor is phenomenal at his peak: In 2016, he struck out 218 batters in 183.2 innings and posted a 2.60 ERA. He has battled injuries over the past two years and has started only 19 games since April 2017, but Syndergaard still has a solid 2.97 ERA during that time.While the Mets may be better off trading one (or both) in order to restock the farm system and start a complete rebuild, they shouldn't do so unless they receive excellent offers in return.