CLEVELAND (AP) - Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit sixth-inning home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 despite losing relief ace Andrew Miller to a left hamstring injury. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing two pitches to Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning. He was visited by manager Terry Francona and a team trainer before walking to the dugout. The team announced he had left hamstring tightness.
CHICAGO (AP) - Mike Zunino homered and scored twice to back Felix Hernandez in the Seattle Mariners' 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox fell to 5-16 _ their worst start since 1950.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the lineup for the second straight game after being hit in the helmet by a pitch. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the decision to hold Bryant out of the series finale at Cleveland. The 2016 National League MVP didn't play in the Cubs' 10-3 win Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Loyola-Chicago has rewarded coach Porter Moser with a new contract through the 2025-26 season for a captivating Final Four run. The school announced the deal on Wednesday. Moser _ 121-111 in seven seasons at Loyola _ endured losing records his first three years. But the Ramblers turned things around in a big way.
CHICAGO (AP) - Slugger Jose Abreu has left the Chicago White Sox's game against the Seattle Mariners because of flu-like symptoms. The 2014 AL Rookie of the Year popped out in the first inning and hit a fly to left in the third. He was replaced at first base by Matt Davidson to start the fourth.
CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of sexual abuse and rape, and his accusers say the schools should end those relationships. Rick Butler was accused of sexually abusing and raping underage girls who trained with him in the 1980s. His accusers say schools have a moral obligation to sever ties with Butler. Schools across the nation have for years attended his recruiting showcases or played at his suburban Chicago facilities.
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