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Gerrit Cole struck out a nine to win his third straight start, Neil Walker hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth after a pair of called strikeouts, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Monday night.
Seven of the eight matchups are set, with winners advancing to the College World Series.
Clayton Kershaw's hitting actually overshadowed his pitching.
Mark Teixeira hit his ninth career grand slam off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning and Michael Pineda allowed two runs pitching into the seventh in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Mariners on Monday night.
Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg is leaving Ames to take over the Chicago Bulls, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press.