Bryce Harper continued his fine form as the Washington Nationals eased past the Atlanta Braves, while it was a memorable Safeco Field finale for Ichiro Suzuki.
Harper - the MLB MVP in 2015 - posted a four-hit effort to lead the Nationals to a 14-4 win over the Braves on Wednesday.
He also added two home runs - including his third-career grand slam - five RBIs, three runs scored and a walk.
Harper is slashing .404/.516/.846 with six home runs and 18 RBIs so far this year. This was his second multi-home run/five-RBI performance of the season.
In his potential final at-bat at Safeco Field, Ichiro homered in the Miami Marlins' 10-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Former Mariners star Ichiro, 43, hit a home run in the ninth inning of Miami's defeat on the road - his first homer since April 2012.
The struggling Toronto Blue Jays blanked the Boston Red Sox 3-0, the St Louis Cardinals edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1, the Chicago Cubs were too good for the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4, the Texas Rangers were humbled 9-1 by the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees topped the Chicago White Sox by the same scoreline and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame the Detroit Tigers 8-7.
Elsewhere, the New York Mets were 5-4 winners against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Baltimore Orioles shut out the Cincinnati Reds 2-0, the Los Angeles Angels lost 5-1 to the Houston Astros, the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0, the San Diego Padres trumped the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-2, while the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins was postponed.
YELICH AND STANTON STAR
Marlins stars Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton both had monster games in a loss to the Mariners. Yelich, who has been on fire this week, went three for five with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Stanton went three for three with a solo home run and two walks.
Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler broke out of his massive slump by collecting three hits with two solo home runs in a win over the Pirates. Fowler is still hitting just .183 this season.
Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas continued his electric form while out-duelling Madison Bumgarner. Vargas tossed seven scoreless innings with nine strikeouts. He is now 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA this season.
Aaron Judge is strong, like really strong. The outfielder crushed another deep home run (448 feet) in a win over the White Sox. Judge, who now has five home runs on the season, went two for three with two runs scored, a solo home run and a walk in the win.
BETTS' STREAK ENDS AT 129
Mookie Betts entered Wednesday in the midst of an incredible streak of consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout. Unfortunately, his streak ended at 129 during the fourth inning of a loss against the Blue Jays.
RUSSELL HOMER LIFTS CUBS
Addison Russell saved the Cubs with a walk off three-run homer. He finished the win with two hits, a home run, four RBIs and a stolen base.
RED SOX AT BLUE JAYS
Chris Sale (1-1, 1.25 ERA) has looked excellent in his first three starts. He has already racked up 29 strikeouts in more than 21 innings, while walking just five batters. The Blue Jays have been struggling with injuries and offseason loses, but they have won two of their last four games to show some semblance of form heading into Thursday.
24. April 2017
|Former South Africa seamer Tsotsobe charged with match fixing|
|Wijnaldum urges Liverpool to keep fighting|
|Chernova stripped of Olympic bronze after further doping violation|
|Conte: FA Cup win over Tottenham will not benefit Chelsea in title race|
|Messi feels Clasico win an important step towards LaLiga glory|
|Inter give Pioli vote of confidence|
|´World´s oldest number one´ Serena posts message to unborn baby|
|Former Lions lock O´Callaghan signs new Worcester deal|
|Messi is not selfish – Conte shoots down Fabregas over Hazard advice|
|Allegri: Juventus not perfect yet|
|Wrist injury rules Cibulkova out of Stuttgart Open|
|Zidane has no regrets over playing Bale in Clasico|
|Ibrahimovic is privileged physically - Herrera|
|Vitali Klitschko backs his brother in what could be last-chance saloon|
|Lahm desperate for DFB-Pokal glory before retirement|
|McQueen among uncapped trio in England squad|
|Bojan revels in landmark strike against Bayern|
|Schalke laugh off Liverpool interest in Kolasinac, Meyer and Goretzka|
|Lyon ready to ´go crazy´ to keep Lacazette – Aulas|
|Sharks centre Esterhuizen hit with six-week ban|
|Renault boss rules out doing ´crazy things´ to tempt Alonso|
|Mata could return for Manchester United season finale|
|We´ve let him down – Ramsey wants FA Cup win to repay Wenger|
|George Burgess hit with four-match ban|
|Five finals between Monaco and Ligue 1 glory – Falcao|
|Pacquiao ´not done yet´ with boxing|
|Martial ´a new player´ as Mourinho hails Burnley performance|
|Malinga named in Sri Lanka Champions Trophy squad|
|Play Man United without a referee? I would prefer that – Toure fury with Wembley officials|
|Czech Republic international Rajtoral dead at 31|
|#Messi500 breakdown: How Clasico winner took Messi to new heights|
|This is where he should be fighting! – De La Hoya wants to take Joshua to US|
|Cavs sweep Pacers, Rockets poised to advance|
|Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Capitals avert crisis, take care of Leafs in classic|
|Rockies sweep Giants, Tigers win easily|
|Marcelo: Madrid not inferior to Barca after Clasico loss|
|New Zealand regain trio for Champions Trophy|
|MLS Review: Larin brace sinks NYC, Dempsey stars for Sounders|
|Thunder´s Westbrook chides reporter after loss|
|Clasico hero Messi a blessing for Barcelona, says Iniesta|
|The best player in history – Suarez congratulates Messi|
|Warriors´ Kerr noncommittal about return to postseason|
|NBA needs to control rowdy fans or else I have to protect myself - Beverley|
|Carvajal: Ramos red card defined Clasico and Madrid loss to Barca|
|Gabriel gives Windies hope on landmark day for Younis|
|Messi cannot surprise anyone – Rakitic lauds Barcelona hero|
|Sergio Ramos feels red card was excessive: I did not try to hurt Messi|
|Chappell finally wins on PGA Tour with victory at Texas Open|
|I don´t understand your question - Wenger unsure of impact from semi-final win|
|Giving up is not an option - Injured United star Ibrahimovic vows to return|
|Pique: Ramos will realise he deserves his red once he gets home|
|Belarus to face USA in Fed Cup final as Czech reign ended|
|Zidane: Real Madrid should have been smarter with 10 men|
|Lyon 1 Monaco 2: Falcao and Mbappe make the difference|
|Messi is decisive even when he´s eating dinner at home - Luis Enrique hails Barca star after Clasico|
23. April 2017
|Messi dependence returns but Barcelona blow LaLiga title race wide open again|
|Kante named PFA Player of the Year, Alli retains Young Player of the Year award|
|Luis Enrique matches Guardiola feat with victory in El Clasico|
|Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 3: Messi settles thrilling Clasico as Barca go top of LaLiga|
|Juventus 4 Genoa 0: Much-changed champions make light work of strugglers|
|Messi reaches 500 goals for Barcelona with dramatic Clasico winner|
|Younis in record-breaking form again to reach 10,000 Test runs|
|Mourinho unsure of Pogba fitness for Manchester derby|
|Marquez reigns supreme again at Circuit of the Americas as Vinales retires|
|Messi sets new record after ending his worst Clasico goal drought|
|Bale limps out of El Clasico|
|Guardiola: Manchester City struggled with Arsenal´s long balls|
|Galatasaray 0 Fenerbahce 1: Late Souza header seals Istanbul derby glory|
|I had to say a few words to the boys - Klopp|
|49 all out: RCB register record low in humiliating defeat to KKR|