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CHICAGO (AP) - Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day in a 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

After sending Chris Sale to his first loss after a 9-0 start, the Indians got three runs and five hits in six innings against Joel Quintana (5-4). Quintana's ERA, an AL-best 1.98 at the start of the day, rose to 2.22.

Before Tuesday, the White Sox had been 15-3 in games started by Sale and Quintana.

Cleveland, which trailed by six games before play on May 10, closed within a half-game of the AL Central-leading White Sox, who lost for the ninth time in 12 games. Chicago finished a 3-7 homestand in which it scored more than three runs just twice.

UNDATED (AP) -- David Freese belted a two-run homer and Sean Rodriguez added a solo shot to power Pittsburgh past Arizona 5-4.

The Diamondbacks led 4-1 until the Pirates scored four times in the fifth, capped by Freese's two-run blast.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in the fourth inning and Scott Kazmir struck out 12, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

The Dodgers have won four in a row overall and nine straight against the Reds, who extended their season-high skid to 10 games.

Kazmir (4-3) allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out 12 for the third time in his career and first since Sept. 6, 2012, against the Mets, and walked two.

Kenley Janson retired the side in the ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances after blowing his previous two opportunities.

Dan Straily (2-2) took a perfect game into the fourth inning, when the Dodgers rallied for a 2-1 lead on Pederson's hit.

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