Jake Arrieta's long streak of consecutive victories ended Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs were beaten 5-0 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has lowered his ERA (earned run average) to 1.48 in May, with appearances in 10 games in the month.
Chicago overcame the early loss of starting pitcher Jason Hammel and the relievers still shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 2-0 victory on Monday which maintained the Cubs' strong lead in the National League Central division.
Chicago's Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer to power the Cubs to a 7-2 win against Philadelphia on Sunday, extending their winning streak to five and boosting their lead in the National League's Central division.
Chicago's Kyle Hendricks pitched his second career complete game, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 win against Philadelphia and their fourth straight win, stretching their lead in the National League Central division.
Japan's Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night.
J.A. Happ pitched seven strong innings and Edwin Encarnacion and Devon Travis had two-out RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 on Thursday to win the three-game series.
Washington pitcher Steven Strasburg extended his perfect start to the season by striking out 11 batters and steering the Nationals to a 7-4 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday, opening a 1-1/2 game gap between the National League East division's top teams.
The New York Mets set aside some bad injury news and won 7-1 at Washington on Monday, cutting the gap between the National League East's two top teams to half a game.
San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and drove in the game's only run as the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday in the closer of a series between National League divisional leaders.