MLB Standings & Scores

Posted on 2 Sep, 2016, by in MLB

Addison Russell

On a short night of MLB action, the Chicago Cubs used a late two-RBI single from Addison Russell to keep the San Francisco Giants second half of the season quite miserable, while the Miami Marlins stopped the losing streak and beat the New York Mets to narrow the distance between the two teams and their deficit in the wild card standings, thanks to a big day from Christian Yelich, including a 3-run homer.

San Francisco Giants 4  Chicago Cubs 5: A big game with 7 runs in the first 3 innings, and one 2-RBI single from Addison Russell in the 7th to win the game for the Cubs, helping Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant reach home. The Giants started with a two run homer by Hunter Pence, but the Cubs response in the 1st wa RBIs from Bryant, Jason Heyward and Chris Coughlan. After a sacrifice fly to tie the game, the Giants took the lead in the 3rd off a Brandon Crawford grounding out. Joe Smith got the win for the Cubs, striking out 3 in two setup innings. Fourth win in a row for Chicago, Giants two games behind the Dodgers again.

San Diego Padres 6  Atlanta Braves 9: 3rd straight win for the Braves, and their first home sweep of the season. Freddie Freeman kicked things off with a two run homer, and a five-run 5th inning provided the big lead the Padres couldn’t erase. Freeman finished with 3 RBIs.

Miami Marlins 6  New York Mets 4: The Marlins stop their losing to their division rivals, now one game behind the Mets again, and three behind the Cardinals in the Wild Card standings. A good start from Jose Urena helped stop the 5-game losing streak, and a big day for Christian Yelich, including a 3-run homer and 4 RBIs overall ended the disappointing series with something to look forward to.

Chicago White Sox 5  Minnesota Twins 8: The Twins worst losing streak since 1982 is over, with home runs by Byron Buxton and Trevor Plouffe helping the Twins build a 7-2 lead by the 5th inning. Ervin Santana allowed 11 hits in five innings, but earned the win, with 6 k’s to help him out.

American League Standings

American League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Toronto Blue Jays76570.57140–2836–29
Boston Red Sox74590.556241–3033–29
Baltimore Orioles72610.541443–2429–37
New York Yankees69630.52337–2832–35
Tampa Bay Rays56760.42419½32–3724–39
Cleveland Indians76560.57642–2334–33
Detroit Tigers72610.54139–2833–33
Kansas City Royals69640.51941–2328–41
Chicago White Sox63700.47413½35–2928–41
Minnesota Twins50840.3732726–4024–44
Texas Rangers80540.59745–2135–33
Houston Astros71620.53439–2932–33
Seattle Mariners68650.51111½36–2832–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim59740.44420½32–3327–41
Oakland Athletics57760.42922½30–3627–40

National League Standings

National League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Washington Nationals78550.58638–2640–29
New York Mets69650.51536–3233–33
Miami Marlins68660.50710½33–3235–34
Philadelphia Phillies60730.4511830–3630–37
Atlanta Braves51830.38127½22–4429–39
Chicago Cubs86470.64749–1937–28
St. Louis Cardinals70620.53015½30–3740–25
Pittsburgh Pirates67640.5111834–3033–34
Milwaukee Brewers57760.4292937–3520–41
Cincinnati Reds55770.41730½32–3323–44
Los Angeles Dodgers74590.55642–2632–33
San Francisco Giants72610.541238–3034–31
Colorado Rockies64690.4811034–3230–37
Arizona Diamondbacks56770.4211825–4331–34
San Diego Padres55780.4141930–3425–44

AL Wild Card Standings

Boston Red Sox (+2)

Baltimore Orioles (-)

Detroit Tigers (-)

Houston Astros (1 GB)

New York Yankees (2.5)

Kansas City Royals (3)

Seattle Mariners (4)

NL Wild Card Standings

San Francisco Giants (+1.5)

St. Louis Cardinals (-)

New York Mets (2)

Pittsburgh Pirates (2.5)

Miami Marlins (3)

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