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Kluber miffed by post-review denial of warmup pitches  —  Following short review of play at the plate, umps say no to request  —  CHICAGO — The Indians had no qualms about White Sox manager Robin Ventura requesting a crew-chief review on an out at the plate on Wednesday night.
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Canadian Press:
Indians top White Sox on Walters's 10th-inning home run
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Royals put together late-game rally again, beat Twins  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.  —  Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair …
Discussion: Twinkie Town and Associated Press
Sam Mellingerthe / Kansas City Star:
On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans
Blue Jays recall Jenkins; designate Santos for assignment  —  The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right-handed pitcher Chad Jenkins from Buffalo Bisons of the International League and have designated fellow right-hander Sergio Santos for assignment.  —  Jenkins, 26, has split …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Designate Sergio Santos For Assignment  —  The Blue Jays have designated right-hander Sergio Santos for the second time this season, according to a team press release.  The move makes room on the roster for fellow right-hander Chad Jenkins.  —  The 31-year-old Santos has had a difficult …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Fred Mitchell / Chicago Tribune:NEW!
Cubs will try not to put too much pressure on Jorge Soler  —  CINCINNATI — Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler.  —  But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
LUXURY TAX LIMITS ANGELS' OPTIONS TO FIX DEPLETED ROTATION  —  Want to know why the Angels seemingly want no part of Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon?  —  Colon's $11 million salary at age 42 next season is part of it.  The $189 million luxury-tax threshold in 2015 might be an even bigger part.
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Matthew DeFranks /
Halos designate LeBlanc, continue search for starter
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Jason Parks / Baseball Prospectus:
Prospects Will Break Your Heart  —  Pain Don't Hurt  —  As is often the case, internet-specific farewell addresses come off like award show acceptance speeches, complete with the sandpaper tongue stroking of all intimate associations of note, a solipsistic sandwich of fake meat, imitation cheese …
Canadian Press:
Odor slam, Telis double leads last-place Rangers over Mariners  —  SEATTLE — Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners.  —  Erasmo Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Short four players, Mets can't quite catch Braves … The lineup card looked like something out of spring in Port St. Lucie, not summer in New York City.  And when Terry Collins was asked why he batted rookie Travis d'Arnaud in the cleanup spot Wednesday night, the Mets manager revealed a hint of resignation.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees To Sign Chris Young  —  The Yankees have agreed to terms with outfielder Chris Young on a minor league contract, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (on Twitter).  —  Young, a client of Reynolds Sports Management, began the season with New York's other team after signing a one-year, $7.25MM contract in the offseason.
Matt Slovin /
Anibal's pectoral injury confirmed by Andrews  —  DETROIT — On Wednesday, Dr. James Andrews confirmed the initial diagnosis of Anibal Sanchez's right pectoral strain, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.  —  Ausmus reiterated Wednesday that he hopes to have his starting pitcher back before the end of the season.
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Dalton Ross /
New ‘Survivor’ cast boasts MLB pitcher John Rocker, Spider-Man actor, and ‘Amazing Race’ twins  —  Entertainment Weekly has your the first look at six of the contestants that will be competing on the next season of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.
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