The last time we saw Yordano Ventura he was taking a punch to the face by Manny Machado afterthrowing at theOrioles star.But Sunday, theRoyals starting pitcher made headlines for the right reasons after to singseven innings ofone-run baseball with 10 strikeouts. It’s been a rough year, literally, for Ventura on the mound, but the 3-1 win against the White Soxmoved him to 5-4 on the season.MORE: Report: MLB has contemplated Home Run Derby for https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/greg-maddux-jersey pitchersVentura also became just thesecond Royals pitcher ever to record 10 strikeouts on 91 pitchers or fewer. Danny Duffy, who did it Saturday, is theother.Even though Ventura was suspended nine games for his involvement in the benches-clearing altercation last week, he was allowed to make his scheduled start because the suspension is being appealed.Player(s) of the dayThe Cubs’ blowout of the Braves on Sunday was truly a team affair. Jon Lester led the way by to sing seven innings with just one unearned run on five hits with seven strikeouts. He is8-3 with a 1.89 ERA this season. Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo helped the Cubs offensively by combining for six hits, five runs scored, two walks and three RBIs. Javier Baez then topped it off by collecting two hits, two runs, a home run and three RBIs. Chicago beat the Braves 13-2.HighlightMiguel Cabrera became the fifth-youngest player to reach 2,400 hits:At 33 years, 55 days old, @MiguelCabrera is 5th-youngest player to reach 2,400 hits (Cobb, Hornsby, Aaron, Yount). https://t.co/lGQHeNpqnK MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) June 12, 2016 Three things to know With a towering shot in the fifth inning, Orioles first basemanChris Davis hassmackedahome run in five straight games.He only had three home runs in all of May. He also became the first player to record a home run in five straight games this season. How did the Twins beat the Red Sox? At the hand of aMax Kepler walk-off, three-run home runin the bottom of the 10th inning to give Minnesota a https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/dansby-swanson-jersey 7-4 win at Target Field. Tigers rookieMichaelFulmerto sed six scorele s innings in a 4-1 win against the Yankees, extending hisscorele s streak to 28 1/3 innings, which issecond-most for a rookie in Tigers history. He is 7-1 on the season with a 2.52 ERA.What’s nextCubs (43 https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/babe-ruth-jersey -18) at Nationals (39-24), 7p.m. ET MLB’s best team faces off against a hungry Nationals squad that wants revenge after getting swept in Chicago earlierthis season. Washington will sendMax Scherzer (7-4, 3.57 ERA) tothe mound to face off against Kyle Hendricks(4-5, 2.90 ERA).Tigers (32-30) at White Sox (31-32), 8:10 p.m. ET Don’t look now, but Detroit is quietly making its way up the food chain in the AL. Led by some talented young pitchers and hot bats, the Tigers look like a playoff team. The White Sox looked like a playoff team in April, but a couple of tough weeks have them grasping at relevancy as the summer months approach. This could be a big series for momentum in the AL Central chase.

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