The White Sox took advantage of Detroit's shaky defense to beat the Tigers 6-2 after trading Adam Dunn to the A's Sunday afternoon.
Matt Holliday rallied St. Louis in the eighth past the Cubs for the 9-6 win, and are tied with the Giants in the NL Wild Card standings.
The Dodgers avoid a three-game sweep with 7-1 win over the Padres, and remain 2.5 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West.
After struggling as a No. 1 overall pick, then surging only to be replaced by a younger QB, Alex Smith finally landed his career-defining contract with the Chiefs.
Former 49ers continue to land jobs around the NFL, with the latest being special teams ace C.J. Spillman, who looks to join the Cowboys.
The Giants swept the NL Central leading Brewers Sunday, as Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence combined for seven hits, six runs and five RBI.