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CLEVELAND -- Derek Holland might be wearing a new uniform, but the results against the Indians looked the same. The White Sox left-hander has tormented Cleveland's lineup over his career, and that did not change in a 2-1 victory for Chicago on Wednesday at Progressive Field. Holland carried a no-hitter through five innings and ended with one hit surrendered over six shutout frames for the White Sox. That performance -- one that included four strikeouts and four walks -- lowered his career ERA to 1.02 in 35 1/3 innings in Cleveland. In his career against the Tribe, Holland has gone 6-1 with a 2.35 ERA (61 1/3 innings)



PITTSBURGH -- With a large letter "A" carved into the dirt in front of him, Amir Garrett made his mark on the mound Wednesday night. The rookie left-hander, a former 22nd-round Draft pick making his second Major League start, led the Reds to a 9-2 win over the Pirates and a convincing series sweep at PNC Park. Garrett carried a shutout into the seventh inning, building off the six scoreless innings he threw in his Major League debut on Friday. The 24-year-old lefty held the Bucs to two runs on five hits while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings and has now registered a win in both of his starts. He was backed by plenty of support, as the Reds pounded out 15 hits, including five doubles. Garrett's streak of 12 scoreless innings to start his career was the longest by a Reds pitcher since 1970



KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Andrew Triggs, a former Royals farmhand, silenced the team that drafted him on four hits through six scoreless innings, while Jed Lowrie drove in three runs as the A's beat the punchless Royals, 8-3, at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. Triggs was traded from the Royals to the Orioles in 2015, then released by the O's in '16 before being claimed by the A's in March of last year. Triggs seemingly has found a home in the A's rotation after his second strong start.