Alfonso Soriano celebrates his walk-off single with Anthony Rizzo.
Safe at home
The Angels' Torii Hunter scores past Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway on a single by Mark Trumbo during the third inning of Thursday's 5-2 win.
Arizona's John McDonald breaks his bat as he hits a single off the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning Thursday.
San Francisco's Angel Pagan scores during the fifth inning Thursday in Houston. The Giants scored eight unanswered runs for an 8-4 win.
Take your base
Home plate umpire Wally Bell signals to first after the Mets' Justin Turner was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Phillies.
Cubs starter Brooks Raley reacts after the Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy hit a grand slam as Corey Hart (1) celebrates with third base coach Ed Sedar during Thursday's third inning. Lucroy had seven RBI; the Cubs, however, had the last laugh, rallying in the ninth for a 12-11 win.
Take me home
The Cubs' Alfonso Soriano (top) celebrates with Anthony Rizzo after Soriano hit a game-winning RBI single to score Starlin Castro during the ninth inning.
Minnesota's Alexi Casilla steals second as Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan reaches wide for the throw in front of umpire Dana DeMuth. The M's edged the Twins 5-4.
Orioles starting pitcher Joe Saunders, removed from the game, walks to the dugout Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore. The White Sox won 8-1.
New tag technique
Hey, is that fair? Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar (left) and New York Yankees' Robinson Cano get tangled up at second base Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Toronto won 8-5.
Now that's commitment
New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher goes headfirst into the stands trying to make a catch during the sixth inning Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Toronto won 8-5.
Travis time lapse
In this multiple exposure photo, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Travis Blackley delivers against the Indians in the fifth inning Wednesday in Cleveland. The A's won 8-4.
Ice cream cone
Cincinnati Reds' Chris Heisey dives but is unable to come up with a line drive hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Jacob Elmore Wednesday in Phoenix. The run-scoring double wasn't enough, however, as the Reds went on to win 6-2.
I've still got the ball!
Atlanta Braves catcher David Ross shows possession of the ball to umpire Eric Cooper, so the San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin is called out at the plate during the sixth inning Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego. The Padres beat the Braves 8-2.
Out on a steal attempt
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal tags out Pirates' Andrew McCutchen on a steal attempt during the fifth inning Wednesday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 5-0.
Keep your chin up
Phillies' Ryan Howard hangs on the dugout rail in the ninth inning Wednesday against the New York Mets in Philadelphia. New York won 3-2.
Back in time
Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon, right, gets back to the bag in time as Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder takes the throw in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 1-0.
One of 10 Twins' runs
Seattle Mariners left fielder Chone Figgins can't quite reach a home run hit by Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe in the fourth inning Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins crushed the Mariners, 10-0.
Time for some stretching
Miami Marlins' Jose Reyes tries to gather himself after being tagged out at second during the sixth inning Wednesday against the Washington Nationals in Miami. The Nationals defeated the Marlins 8-4.
Don't lose it in the ivy
Chicago Cubs center fielder Brett Jackson catches a fly ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks during the third inning Wednesday in Chicago. The visiting Brewers beat the Cubs 3-1.
Safe at the plate!
Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter slides under the tag of Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway, scoring on a hit by Albert Pujols during the first inning Wednesday in Anaheim. Angels beat the Red Sox 10-3.
Home plate sandwich
The Pirates' Josh Harrison (front) is thrown out on a collision at home with Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina as legs, and Harrison's helmet go flying.
The Mets' Ruben Tejada protects himself and Phillies runner Laynce Nix with this impressive leap on Tuesday.
Here's a small glimpse of the Rays' James Shields as he winds up for a pitch.
Man, Justin Verlander sure does throw hard. Despite his unbeatable look in this photo, the Tigers ace couldn't lead his team to a victory against the Royals on Tuesday.
Dance with me
The Blue Jays' Rajai Davis sure does look like he is trying to bust a move at Yankee Stadium. His version of the twist is just his reaction after being hit by a pitch.
Dodgers star center fielder Matt Kemp left Tuesday's game against the Rockies after a vicious collision with the wall. Watch a video of the play here.
Beckham with the save?
White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham reaches out to try to stop a ball that went for a single against the Orioles.
All in good fun
A shaving cream pie is always the way to great a hero after the game. Here, the Padres' Yonder Alonso (left) rewards teammate Yasmani Grandal following San Diego's 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves in which Grandal drove in all three Padres runs.
That didn't work
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval can't get the right side of his glove on the ball as the Astros' Jason Castro (not pictured). Luckily for Sandoval, San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford ran in to make the catch before the ball hit the ground.
It's The Claw! Nah, it's White Sox pitcher Chris Sale making a living on the mound against the Orioles.
Test it out
The Pirates' Pedro Alvarez takes some practice swings before heading to the plate for his second homer of the night against the Cardinals in a 9-0 win on Tuesday.
Texas sunset, not a fire
Monday's sunset provides a dramatic backdrop to the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Rangers in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers, in first place in the AL West, beat the Rays, 6-5.
Not back in time
Padres' Cameron Maybin is thrown out at first base by Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (not pictured) during the second inning Monday at Petco Park in San Diego. The Padres blanked the Braves, 3-0.
Fist bumps for Rolen
Cincinnati Reds' Scott Rolen (left) celebrates his run scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks with manager Dusty Baker and bench coach Chris Speier in the fourth inning Monday in Phoenix. The run was important — the Reds beat the D-backs, 3-2.
Gets one, not two
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis forces out Colorado Rockies' Jeff Francis at second but his throw to first was too late for a double play Monday in Denver. The Dodgers, just off a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox, got hammered by the Rockies, 10-0.
Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez goes up the fence to catch a long fly ball hit by Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe in the third inning Monday in Minneapolis. It was a big play — the Twins never scored — as the Mariners won, 1-0.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro turns a double play against Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks during the third inning Monday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had a long day — the visiting Brewers hit five home runs and won 15-4.
Pitcher slides at home
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Rod Barajas tags out St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse at home plate to end the fifth inning Monday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. But the Cardinals won, 4-3, and Lohse (14-2) picked up the win.
Do a little dance
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar leaps over New York Yankees' Russell Martin to force out Martin at second base in the fourth inning Monday at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees, 8-7, in 11 innings.
Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo makes a sliding catch on a fly ball hit by Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp in the first inning Monday in Cleveland. The A's blanked the Indians, 3-0.
Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan barely gets his glove on a Aroldis Chapman (not pictured) fastball as Diamondbacks batter Justin Upton looks on. Cincinnati defeated Arizona 3-2 on Monday.