Boston's Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning before Dustin Pedroia scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch as the Red Sox won 8-7 at Texas on Friday in a clash of American League contenders.
St. Louis batters pounced on Chicago's bullpen after Cubs ace Jake Arrieta departed, and recorded a 7-2 victory on Wednesday that extended the Cardinals winning streak on the road to eight straight; their longest such sequence in 34 years.
Back in the ballpark where they celebrated a championship last November, the Kansas City Royals were beaten 2-1 by the New York Mets on Tuesday night in a World Series rematch at Citi Field.
The San Francisco Giants' eight-game winning streak ended in improbable fashion. Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 1-0 on Monday night.
Prized prospect Willson Contreras crushed the first pitch he saw in Major League Baseball for a two-run home run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-5 on Sunday.
Tim Lincecum made a winning return to Major League Baseball, restarting his career after nearly a year away with six sharp innings and several ovations as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 Saturday.
Masahiro Tanaka just needed to hit the road to find his groove again. Of course, that four-run cushion before he stepped on the mound was helpful, too.
Victor Martinez matched a career-best with three home runs as Detroit pounded six as a team in a 10-4 win over Kansas City in Major League Baseball on Thursday.
The EDA Rhinos (義大犀牛), a Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) team, announced Thursday that it will be looking for a new owner, shocking the nation's sports industry and baseball fans.
With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose's record Major League Baseball total.