A’s Little League player Jack Sayre went 4-for-4 with three home runs and a double during Monday night’s 14-3 win over the Red Sox, contributing 10 RBIs in the process. Showing his mettle on the mound as well, Sayre came in to close out the game after Liam Weiland’s strong start. Catcher Nick Fiore went 3-for-3 while drawing a walk and scoring four runs; Colby Balboni and Patrick Dutton had their first-ever hits for the A’s. Sam Cranston and Graham Lewis singled for the Red Sox to secure two runs for their team.

The league-leading Cubs took their first loss of the season to the second-place Pirates on Tuesday night. The Cubs took a 4-2 lead in the third after Jacob Gundersen’s first home run of the season, but the Pirates rebounded with a seven-run fourth inning. This was answered by a four-run fifth inning for the Cubs to bring the game within one run. The Pirates secured the 16-8 win with a second seven-run inning in the fifth. Curtis Fournier and Cris Vought led the Pirate offense while combining with Sam Bresnick to pitch a five-hitter.

On Wednesday, the Tigers took an 8-3 win over the Cardinals, with Mitchell Chaves and Matt Morris each scoring twice in the first two innings and Anthony Cimeno picking up his first Major League win. Richie Bartlett closed out the game for the Tigers by fanning the final six Cardinal batters on 17 pitches. Ben Tillman ripped a double for the Cardinals, scoring on a sac fly by Owen Porterfield in the second inning.

The annual Little League all-star games take place this Sunday at Veira Park, with the minors beginning play at noon and the Majors taking to the field at 3 p.m.