DETROIT — Toronto acquired All-Star lefty David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.

After acquiring slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado, the Blue Jays tried to shore up their rotation by adding Price, likely the top remaining starting pitcher on the market.

Toronto sent left-handers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to the Tigers in the deal. Price can become a free agent after this season.

Toronto has scored more runs than any team in the major leagues but only moved above .500 on Thursday night by defeating the Royals. The Blue Jays trailed Minnesota by two games for the AL’s second wild card.

Price was traded at the deadline for a second straight year. He went from Tampa Bay to Detroit in a three-team blockbuster last July – one of several bold moves the Tigers have made over the last few seasons while winning four straight AL Central titles.

Although the Tigers were only 31/2 games behind a wild-card berth, they were in fourth place in their division entering Thursday’s game at Baltimore.

Price is 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA this season.

DODGERS: Los Angeles bolstered its staff, acquiring Mat Latos from the Miami Marlins, and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from the Atlanta Braves in a 13-player deal.

The rebuilding Braves also gave up top infield prospect Jose Peraza, paying a hefty price largely to land 30-year-old Cuban infielder Hector Olivera at a steep discount. Atlanta also got left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez and a minor leaguer from Los Angeles.

Leading the NL West by a half-game, the Dodgers obtained Latos and Wood for their rotation. Johnson and Avilan add bullpen depth.

Los Angeles also acquired first baseman Michael Morse from Miami and injured pitcher Bronson Arroyo from the Braves.

Miami got three minor leaguers from the Dodgers and sent a draft pick to Atlanta.

PIRATES: Pittsburgh upgraded its bullpen, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Tigers for a minor leaguer.

The 31-year-old Soria was 3-1 with 23 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 43 appearances with Detroit.

 Pitcher Vance Worley was designated for assignment to make room for reliever Joe Blanton, whom Pittsburgh acquired from Kansas City for cash considerations. Blanton went 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA and two saves in 15 appearances for the Royals this season.

ASTROS: Houston added another bat for its postseason push by acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from Milwaukee.

Houston also received righty Mike Fiers in the deal, and sent four prospects to the Brewers.

CARDINALS: All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday is back on the DL after again injuring his right quadriceps Wednesday.

The Cardinals acquired Brandon Moss from Cleveland as a replacement.

YANKEES: New York’s bench got deeper with the acquisition of Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners.

Ackley has appeared at five positions during his 584 MLB games since 2011, all with the Mariners.