The Phillies beat the Cubs 4-2.
Jack Flaherty tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to carry St. Louis past Kansas City, 2-0.
The Astros beat the White Sox 6-2 in the first game of a double header.
Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter to earn the Sox a 4-1 victory in the night cap.
UNDATED (AP) — The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup this season. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough. Two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska built the second half of last season could carry over heading into Scott Frost's second year. A favorable schedule makes the Cornhuskers a trendy pick for the Big Ten title game.
MLB schedule today
Chicago Cubs (Hamels 6-3) at Philadelphia (Nola 10-3), 6:05 p.m.
Houston (Miley 11-4) at Chicago White Sox (Detwiler 1-3), 1:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Hudson 10-6) at Kansas City (Keller 7-12), 7:15 p.m.