CHICAGO (AP) - Cubs manager Joe Maddon made good on his promise to give Pedro Strop a "day at the beach" on Sunday after the reliever bailed Chicago out of a ninth-inning jam Saturday to preserve a 5-4 win.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a three-run homer in the sixth, Tim Hudson pitched six scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants ended a six-game home losing streak to Arizona, beating the Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Santa Clara Police department says four people have been arrested on suspicion of felony assault in the beating of a Vikings fan outside Levi's Stadium following the San Francisco 49ers' 20-3 victory over Minnesota on Monday night. One was a season ticketholder.
HOUSTON (AP) - Danny Valencia homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth inning, to help the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory Friday night that sent the scuffling Houston Astros to their fifth straight loss.