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Brewers: Rowdy Tellez hit a pair of three-run homers and Corbin Burnes won his fifth straight decison as the Brewers beat the Twins 10-4 on Wednesday to sweep a two-game series between Central Division leaders. Tellez homered off a wild Chris Archer (2-5) for a 3-0 lead in the first and against Jharel Cotton for an 8-3 advantage in a five-run fourth. Tellez has 20 homers, one shy of his career high in 2019 with the Blue Jays, and nine multihomer games, including four this season. Burnes (8-4) struck out 11 in six innings. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up three runs and five hits while walking none and retiring 14 of his last 15 batters.

Angels: Mike Trout appreciate­d all the support he received after the Angels’ head trainer revealed the three-time AL MVP had a “rare” spinal condition that could affect him for the rest of his career. Even if Trout thought the whole thing was blown out of proportion. “I think he meant that I have to stay on top of the routine I do on a daily basis to keep it from coming back,” Trout said after watching his Angels beat the Royals 4-0 to clinch their first series win in nearly a month. Trainer Mike Forstad revealed it to be a rare spinal condition, saying it’s something Trout “has to manage not just through the rest of the season.” On the field, Janson Junk pitched five-plus innings of four-hit ball, earning his first major league win.

Dodgers: Hanser Alberto had a two-run double during a six-run first inning and the Dodgers avoided a sweep with a 7-1 win over the major league-worst Nationals. Gavin Lux had three hits and drove in two runs for the NL-leading Dodgers, who had won 19 of 21 before curiously losing their first two this week against the Nationals.

Mets: Ace Jacob deGrom pitched four innings for Triple-A Syracuse, finishing strong after a shaky start in what’s expected to be his last minor league rehab outing before rejoining the rotation. “The plan right now if everything progresses well is to pitch for us next time,” manager Buck Showalter said. “But that could change by what we hear tomorrow or the next day.” The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner would likely return to the Mets early next week in Washington.

Phillies: Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead single in a fiverun fifth inning and added an RBI double in the sixth, helping the Phillies beat the Braves 7-2 to take two of three from the Braves. Bohm extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games.

Mariners: Rookie Julio Rodriguez hit his 18th home run, a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh and the Mariners capped a three-game sweep by beating the Rangers 4-2.

Tigers: Victor Reyes hit a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning to rally the Tigers over the Padres 4-3. The Padres led 3-2 going into the ninth and brought on closer Taylor Rogers, who gave up a one-run lead in the ninth on Tuesday night in a game the Padres eventually won in the 10th.

Orioles: SS Jackson Holliday slipped on a Orioles jersey, jammed the team’s cap over his shaggy, sandy blond hair and grinned broadly as the cameramen clicked away. The 18-year-old high schooler and No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 amateur signed a contract with an $8.19 million signing bonus and a slot value of $8,846,900.

MLB: The league’s average salary as of opening day is up 6% from the start of the 2021 season because of arbitratio­n decisions and settlement­s. That’s according to a study by AP. The revised average salary went up by $1,091 to $4,415,275 — an increase from $4,414,184 when AP first published the study in April.

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