The Chicago Cubs, in contention for their first World Series title since 1908, addressed one of their few weaknesses by trading for closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees on Monday.
Baltimore pinch-hitter Nolan Reimold hit a game-winning, two-out homer in the ninth inning to give the Orioles a 5-3 win against Cleveland on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of their rival American League division leader.
Los Angeles slugger Adrian Gonzalez hit a 429-foot homer to spark a three-run sixth inning which lifted the Dodgers to a 7-2 win at St. Louis on Saturday in a clash of National League contenders.
Baltimore's rookie pitcher Dylan Bundy notched his first major league victory as a starter as he steered the Orioles to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland on Friday that moved them back to the top of the American League East standings.
The 38th R. William Jones Cup International Men's Tournament kicks off on Saturday, July 23 at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium, New Taipei City, with Taiwan fans sporting flag-themed clothing and painted flags on their faces.
Hanley Ramirez homered three times to drive in a career-high six runs and also helped the Red Sox with some nifty fielding on Wednesday in an 11-7 win over the San Francisco Giants that moved Boston into first place in the AL East.
Jeurys Familia lost control, but not the lead, and kept his team ahead and his consecutive save streak intact as the Mets beat the Cubs for the fifth time in six games after sweeping them in last year's NL Championship Series.
Teenager Piolo Perez swings his bat on a baseball field built atop the Philippines' most notorious trash heap, sending home run balls crashing through the shanties mushrooming on the outfield.
Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer as the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New York Mets with a 5-1 victory on Monday night in a rematch of last year's National League Championship Series.
Texas pitcher Cole Hamels threw eight dominant innings in his first game back at Wrigley Field since throwing a no-hitter there a year ago, and guided the Rangers to a 4-1 win at the Chicago Cubs which avoided a three-game sweep in the series between divisional leaders.