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Oprah Winfrey tapped to soup up Kraft Heinz’s bottom line

Kraft Heinz Co., struggling to ignite sales growth amid punishing grocery-industry competition, is turning to media magnate Oprah Winfrey to break out of a prolonged slump. Winfrey, pivotal to the turnaround at Weight Watchers International Inc. since she bought a stake in that company and agreed to pitch the brand, is the face of a new line of refrigerated soups and …

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Indians agree to acquire Bruce from Mets

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade had not been announced. Bruce is hitting .256 with 29 homers and 75 RBIs for the Mets, who at 50-61 …

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Blue Jays doomed early by Yankees’ long bombs

TORONTO — Wednesday’s game between the Blue Jays and Yankees was a parade. A hit parade for New York and a parade from the bullpen to the mound for Toronto. The Yankees spanked Toronto pitching for 17 hits, including three home runs early off Nick Tepesch, an emergency starter for the Jays with Aaron Sanchez still out with a blister …

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