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.
Albert Almora Jr. acknowledged his former Arizona Fall League foe when he batted against him in the ninth inning, then he spoiled the pitcher's night.
Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) picked up his fourth win of the year for the Miami Marlins and the 50th of his MLB career when his team routed the San Diego Padres 13-4 on Monday night.
Record or not, Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on a big name and a famous number.