Kluber first to 11 wins as Tribe routs White Sox

Corey Kluber returned to his dominant form, limiting the White Sox to one hit over seven stellar innings, as the Indians completed a three-game series sweep. Jose Ramirez pounced on Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez in the first with a three-run homer, and Jason Kipnis capped a six-run sixth inning with another three-run blast.

Helped by D, Lester in charge as Cubs blank LA

Backed by several sharp defensive plays and Kyle Schwarber's second homer in as many games, Jon Lester fired seven solid innings as the Cubs shut out the Dodgers, 4-0, at Wrigley Field. Jason Heyward threw a runner out at the plate and Albert Almora Jr. and Javier Baez made diving plays as the Dodgers scored just five runs in losing two games of the three-game set, their first series loss since mid-May. Javier Baez paced the Cubs' 12-hit attack with two doubles and a triple.

A's recall Bash Bros. with power display in SD

The A's blasted back-to-back homers in consecutive innings for the first time since the Bash Brothers' heyday of 1997 to take the finale in San Diego. Franklin Barreto, Josh Phegley, Mark Canha and Matt Olson provided the thunder, backing an excellent start from Frankie Montas (6 2/3 IP, 1 ER), and Jed Lowrie added a two-run shot in the eighth. Joey Lucchesi lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his return from the DL, and while Christian Villanueva hit his first homer this month, the Padres couldn't much going at the dish.

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Ichiro in the Derby? Good one, skipper

Mariners manager Scott Servais was just having fun, suggesting on a SiriusXM MLB Network Radio show on Wednesday that Ichiro Suzuki should take part in the Home Run Derby at next month's All-Star Game festivities at Nationals Park in Washington.

Heyward's strong throw completes fantastic DP

He ended up with a bloody nose, but Cubs catcher Willson Contreras still held on to the ball, completing a stellar double play in the third inning of Chicago's 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Belt, Giants back Holland with 5-run inning

Derek Holland spent the first six innings Wednesday just trying to keep the Giants close, then saw his work rewarded with San Francisco erupting for five runs in the sixth en route to a 6-5 win over the Marlins at AT&T Park. Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, and Gorkys Hernandez singled in two after a 14-pitch at-bat that chased Jose Urena. Holland allowed three runs in six-plus innings.

Gardner likely to sit until Friday, avoid DL

Although Brett Gardner has been out of the Yankees' starting lineup for four straight days with right knee inflammation, he and manager Aaron Boone seem confident that the outfielder will avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Yankees mourn death of pitching guru Connors

Billy Connors, a longtime pitching coach and executive who pitched for the Cubs and Mets, died on Monday. He was 76.

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Even with splint on finger, Thor 'throwing rockets'

Although Noah Syndergaard began a throwing progression off flat ground this week, he did so with a modified splint on his index finger. Syndergaard said that while he is not ready to begin pitching off a mound, doctors may clear him to throw without the splint when they examine him later this week in New York.

Odubel stays hot, delivers late HR to top Cards

The Phillies secured a series win on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Cardinals, 4-3, at Citizens Bank Park. Odubel Herrera came in hot and hit his fifth home run in six games in the seventh, delivering the game-winning RBI. Jake Arrieta was solid in six innings, save for two big homers from Yadier Molina, accounting for all three St. Louis runs. Michael Wacha started opposite Arrieta, but he was forced to leave with a left oblique strain after giving up a two-run shot to Cesar Hernandez in the fourth. Mike Mayers relieved Wacha, only to take a comebacker off Herrera, but the reliever stayed in and struck out the side in the fifth.

MLB, Rise Against Hunger team up for needy

One thing we know: Major League Baseball cares about people around the world. On Wednesday afternoon, MLB and Rise Against Hunger hosted a food packaging event in the MLB building on Park Avenue.

Injury updates: Darvish, Morrow, Gardner

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Braun misses finale due to thumb procedure

Ryan Braun missed the Brewers' series finale against the Pirates on Wednesday while undergoing cryotherapy on his troublesome right thumb in Los Angeles, a procedure he's occasionally undergone since 2014 to relieve nerve pain.