Clay Buchholz pitched six innings of two-hit ball to improve to 11-0 and Daniel Nava had four hits to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 9-2 victory over New York on Sunday night and eliminate the Yankees from the AL East race.
Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 Sunday to pull within a half-game of Tampa Bay and Texas in the AL wild-card race.
Hunter Pence hit two more home runs, pinch-hitter Brett Pill connected for a tiebreaking shot leading off the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Sunday.
Josh Donaldson, Chris Young and Josh Reddick all homered and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the chasing and slumping Texas Rangers with a 5-1 win Sunday.
Joel Peralta gave up a solo homer to Josmil Pinto in the eighth inning and a three-run drive to Ryan Doumit, and the Tampa Bay Rays stumbled again in the AL wild-card race with a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Burch Smith struck out 10 in seven innings to earn his first major league victory, Chase Headley and Tommy Medica homered, and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Sunday.
Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners.
Sean Halton hit a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Wilson Ramos had four hits and five RBIs, Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven innings for his NL-best 18th win and the Washington Nationals kept up their late playoff push by routing the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 Sunday.
Francisco Liriano took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before faltering in his first no-decision this season, and pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth Sunday to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 3-2.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched 5 1/3 innings before leaving with a strained right groin, Danny Valencia hit a two-run double and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Sunday.
Alex Avila homered twice, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
Hunter Pence\'s grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped San Francisco romp past the Los Angeles Dodgers 19-3 Saturday night, the most runs they\'ve ever allowed at Dodger Stadium.
Rockies stalwart Helton will retire at season\'s end
Heyward (jaw) takes BP again
Tough loss for Darvish
Matt Moore and five relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays held their wild-card lead, defeating the Minnesota Twins 7-0 on a rainy Saturday night.
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 8 1/3 strong innings and Asdrubal Cabrera and Lonnie Chisenhall homered to lead Cleveland to an 8-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night that helped the Indians keep pace in the Al wild-card race.
Kris Medlen allowed four hits over 7 1-3 scoreless innings to win his fourth straight start, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.