Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.
Alex Rodriguez set a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, passing Lou Gehrig with a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
Brayan Villarreal walked Marco Scutaro with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, handing the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Jon Lester retired the first nine Giants in order before Andres Torres lined a single to left leading off the fourth.
Francisco Liriano scattered four hits over seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 on Wednesday night.
Dan Straily pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.
Matt Garza pitched eight sharp innings for his third consecutive win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
Derek Norris hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Tuesday night to regain the AL West lead.
A.J. Griffin pitched a two-hitter for his first win in more than a month, Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Wednesday for a sweep of their two-game series.