White Sox, Orioles split makeup doubleheader
• CHICAGO 3-3, BALTIMORE 2-6: Chris Sale struck out 12 over 7⅔ shutout innings as the White Sox beat the host Orioles 3-2 on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader caused by rioting in Baltimore last month.
Baltimore won the second game in a doubleheader played before an announced crowd of 18,441. It featured a matchup of rookie righthanders. Chris Beck made his major league debut for the White Sox while Mike Wright of the Orioles was starting for the third time after scoreless appearances — and two wins — against the Angels and Miami.
• CLEVELAND 5, SEATTLE 3: Corey Kluber struck out 13 over seven innings while walking only one as the visiting Indians defeated the Mariners.
• OAKLAND 5, NEW YORK 4: The Athletics spotted the visiting Yankees a 3-0 lead through 4½ innings, then rallied to win. Brett Lawrie led Oakland with two RBI.
• SAN FRANCISCO 7, ATLANTA 0: The host Giants broke open a close game with six runs in the eighth inning to crush the Braves. Joe Panik had a two-run double and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple in the Giants' big inning.
Cubs rookie bashing ball
•"Hey, take it easy," team owner Tom Ricketts told Cubs rookie Kris Bryant, trying not to laugh, after Tuesday's game at Wrigley Field against Washington. "That thing costs a lot of money." "Gotcha," Bryant smiled. Ricketts was referring to the 4,000-square-foot Jumbotron atop the bleachers and the ivy-covered outfield wall in left, an expensive piece of furniture in Wrigley Field's $500 million makeover.
•Cubs pitcher Jon Lester went 0-for-2 Wednesday in a 3-0 loss to Washington to set a major league record. He is 0-for-59 lifetime, which the longest hitless streak to begin a career. Joey Hamilton (0-for-57) had held the record.