The New York Yankees honoured Derek Jeter but were beaten in MLB on Sunday, while Nelson Cruz starred.
Jeter, 40, was honoured in a ceremony before the Yankees suffered a 2-0 loss to the American League (AL) Central-leading Kansas City Royals.
Yordano Ventura produced six strong innings for the Royals, giving up just three hits.
Jeter went one-for three as the Yankees managed just four hits in a disappointing loss.
The Royals are two games clear atop the AL Central, with the Detroit Tigers staying close after a 6-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Miguel Cabrera had three RBIs for the Tigers, who are half a game behind the Seattle Mariners in the race for a wildcard spot.
The Mariners' five-game winning streak was ended in a 1-0 loss to the Texas Rangers.
The Oakland Athletics also hold a wildcard, but they gave up two runs in the ninth to lose 4-3 to the Houston Astros.
Also chasing an AL wildcard, the Cleveland Indians are three-and-a-half games back after completing a sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 2-0 victory.
Jose Bautista's three-run homer saw the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox to be five games back.
The AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles needed a standout individual performance from Nelson Cruz to edge the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 through 11 innings.
Cruz had seven RBIS " a two-run homer, a three-run triple in the ninth and another two-run homer in the 11th.
The Los Angeles Angels, leaders of the West, thrashed the Minnesota Twins 14-4 to move four games clear.
In the National League (NL), divisional leaders the Washington Nationals, St Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers all won.
The Nationals edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2, the Cardinals continued the Milwaukee Brewers' poor form with a 9-1 victory and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2.
The Miami Marlins were 4-0 winners over the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets edged the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 and the Pittsburgh Pirates had 19 hits in a 10-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs.
The Colorado Rockies had no problems in a 6-0 victory against the San Diego Padres.