Chris Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter, becoming the first major league pitcher since 2008 to win his first nine starts, as the Chicago White Sox snapped their season-high four game losing streak by beating Houston 2-1 on Thursday night.
Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday while Chicago pitcher Travis Wood delivered on the mound then at the plate to lead the Cubs to a 13-inning victory over Milwaukee.
New York's Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters to guide the Mets to a 2-0 win against Washington on Tuesday, cutting the gap between the National League East division's top two teams to half a game.
Miami pitcher Adam Conley set up the road victory with six stingy innings as the Marlins beat Philadelphia 5-3 on Monday, cutting the gap between the National League East rivals to half a game.
Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez starred on the mound and at the plate, striking out 11 batters over seven innings and driving in two runs to lead the Marlins to a 5-1 win at Washington, further tightening the closely fought National League East division.
The Chinese Taipei Baseball Association has withdrawn its bid to hold the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) competition in the Asian region, according to a press release from the country's baseball association Monday.
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Chien-Ming Wang picked up his second win of the season Sunday in a 4-2 extra-inning win over the Atlanta Braves.
Chicago's Jake Arrieta struck out 11 batters in eight innings to extend the Cubs' record winning streak with him on the mound, as the hosts beat Pittsburgh 8-2 on Saturday to further boost their already big lead in the National League standings.
The Cubs snapped their first mini losing streak of the season by beating Pittsburgh and the White Sox buried the Yankees as Chicago's teams continued to lead the way in Major League Baseball on Friday.
Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw pitched his second complete-game shutout this month, steering the Dodgers to a 5-0 win against the New York Mets on Thursday and staying in a virtual tie for top spot in the National League West division.