OUT LOUD

"He's got power and he's been launching balls into the seats. A couple of coaches said the other day, 'You know, no one wants to do this Home Run Derby. Why don't we just send Ichiro? He'd be awesome.' "

– Seattle manager Scott Servais on not-retired-but-not-playing Ichiro Suzuki, who took batting practice Wednesday.

GAME OF NUMBERS

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Stints as Yankees pitching coach for Billy Connors, who also was a confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner. Connors, who also served as vice president of player personnel from 1996 to 2012, died Monday at age 76.

17-4

Cleveland's record in its past 21 home games against the White Sox.

INJURY UPDATE

Michael Wacha

RHP • St. Louis

He left in the fourth inning of Wednesday's loss at Philadelphia because of a left oblique strain, after having given up six hits in 3⅔ innings. He will have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Thursday. "Feeling a little bit better," Wacha said. "I'm hoping for the best."