(Reuters) - The Baltimore Orioles have acquired starting pitcher Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks to bolster their staff for a playoff run, the team said on Sunday.
Third-place Baltimore, which began the day four games out first in the American League East, sent reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later to Arizona.
The left-handed Saunders, 31, was scheduled to start for Arizona on Sunday against San Diego. The 2008 All-Star has a 6-10 record with a 4.22 earned run average this season.
Lindstrom, 32, went 1-0 with a 2.72 earned run average in 34 games for the Orioles this season.
Writing by Gene Cherry; Editing by John Mehaffey