Chicago's Jason Hammel continued his outstanding start to the season by steering the Cubs to a 7-2 win at Pittsburgh on Monday, opening a four-game gap between the teams at the top of the National League Central division.
The Los Angeles Dodgers desperately needed someone to end their six-game losing streak so up stepped Clayton Kershaw, with his arm and bat.
David Ortiz homered again as the Red Sox beat the struggling New York Yankees 8-0 on Saturday night to finish their high-scoring April with another big night at the plate.
The New York Mets scored a team record 12 runs in the third inning to rout San Francisco 13-1 on Friday and stretch their winning streak to seven.
Baltimore's Manny Machado had a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs, helping the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 in Thursday's clash of American League divisional leaders, ending Chicago's six-game winning streak.
Philadelphia's Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven scoreless innings to steer the Phillies to a 3-0 win at Washington on Wednesday, further reducing the Nationals' lead in the National League East division.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale extended his perfect start to the season by guiding the team to an impressive 10-1 win at Toronto on Tuesday.
Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) of the Miami Marlins limited the Los Angeles Dodgers to two runs in 6.2 innings on Tuesday, giving him his first win of the season, with the visiting Marlins prevailing 3-2.
Chris Heisey homered in the 16th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 6-5 win Sunday over the Minnesota Twins in a marathon game that spanned almost six hours.
Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly US$3.3 million.