MLB Standings & Scores

Posted on 12 Sep, 2016, by in MLB

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The Wild Card Standings in the National League keep switching, this time the New York Mets grabbing one of the spots after crushing the Atlanta Braves, while the St. Louis Cardinals lost to a 9th inning home run by Ryan Braun. In the American League, the Boston Red Sox open up a bigger lead in the AL East by beating the Toronto Blue Jays, while the New York Yankees lost, giving the Baltimore Orioles some breathing room after they beat the Detroit Tigers.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  New York Yankees 2: The Yankees playoff bid takes a hit with the end of their 7-game winning streak. The Rays hit 3 home runs off of Luis Cessa and that was it, while Matt Andriese helped out with 5 innings and earning the win.

Boston Red Sox 11  Toronto Blue Jays 8: The Red Sox open a 2-game lead over the Blue Jays and Orioles, lifted from behind by David Ortiz with a 3-run homer that put them ahead for good. Boston used 9 pitchers in the win.

Baltimore Orioles 3  Detroit Tigers 1: The Orioles win 2 in a row vs Detroit, pushing them back in the wild card chase. Chris Tillman didn’t pitch much better than Justin Verlander, but ended up getting the win, thanks to the home runs of Jonathan Schoop and Michael Bourn.

Los Angeles Dodgers 0  Miami Marlins 3: The Marlins hold the Dodgers to only 4 hits, with Jose Urena in charge of the four-hitting, needing one out for the complete game. Christian Yelich and Justin Bour made the offense tick with an RBI each.

New York Mets 10  Atlanta Braves 3: The Mets retake the playoff spot from the Cardinals in the Wild Card standings, carried by good 7-inning pitching from Seth Lugo, and a grand slam home run from Yoenis Cespedes, his 30th homer of the season.

Philadelphia Phillies 2  Washington Nationals 3: The Nats win their third in a row against Philadelphia, with Gio Gonzalez tossing 7 strong innings, providing Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon a cushion for their runs to mean something.

Cincinnati Reds 8  Pittsburgh Pirates 0: The Reds shutout the Pirates as Brandon Finnegan gets the win, while lead off man Tyler Holt stood out with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, including one triple.

Kansas City Royals 2  Chicago White Sox 0: The Royals keep themselves in the playoff picture with a shutout of the White Sox, as Ian Kennedy (six innings, only one hit) leads the way. Chris Sale struck out 12 in 8 innings of work, but his offense didn’t help. Kennedy got runs from Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer, both with solo homers.

Cleveland Indians 7  Minnesota Twins 1: The Indians are only one game behind the Rangers for the AL Home field right, enjoying a 3-run homer by Carlos Santana and a 7-inning, 10-strikeout performance from Corey Kluber.

Milwaukee Brewers 2  St. Louis Cardinals 1: The Brewers mess the wild card spot for the Cardinals, as Ryan Braun hit a 9th inning home run to win the game, despite Tyler Thornburg ruining the work of Zach Davies in the previous inning.

Texas Rangers 2  Los Angeles Angels 3: Jered Weaver struck out 8 while holding the Rangers to only 4 hits in 6.2 innings. Andrelton Simmons hit a couple of home runs for the Angels, including in the sixth inning, responding to Adrian Beltre, and taking the lead for good.

Seattle Mariners 3  Oakland Athletics 2: Mike Zunino opened the game with a 2-run homer and the A’s tied it up. However, a 9th inning RBI single by Ketel Marte had no response, as the M’s moved on to win their 5th in a row, putting them 3.5 games behind the wild card spot.

San Francisco Giants 5  Arizona Diamondbacks 3: The Giants make sure no one threatens their wild card spot, while they move to 3 games behind the Dodgers. Matt Moore struck out 11, Denard Span hit his 10th home run of the season, and the Giants completed the D-Backs sweep.

Colorado Rockies 3  San Diego Padres 2: The Rockies win with a 10th inning home run from Mark Reynolds, hit 13th of the year.

Chicago Cubs 9  Houston Astros 5: The Cubs continue to lead the NL Central and the majors, thwarting the Astros dreams of postseason games. Jake Arrieta wasn’t great but still earned the win, while Addison Russell and Jose Soler hit home runs, as the Cubs scored the first nine runs of the game.

American League Standings

American League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Boston Red Sox79620.56041–3038–32
Toronto Blue Jays78630.553141–2937–34
Baltimore Orioles78640.54945–2533–39
New York Yankees76660.53543–2933–37
Tampa Bay Rays60820.42319½35–4025–42
Cleveland Indians83590.58547–2536–34
Detroit Tigers76660.535740–3036–36
Kansas City Royals74680.521942–2532–43
Chicago White Sox68740.4791538–3230–42
Minnesota Twins53900.37130½29–4624–44
Texas Rangers85590.59047–2238–37
Houston Astros75680.52440–3135–37
Seattle Mariners75680.52440–3135–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim63790.4442133–3530–44
Oakland Athletics60820.4232433–4227–40

National League Standings

National League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Washington Nationals85580.59444–2741–31
New York Mets76670.531938–3338–34
Miami Marlins71720.4971436–3535–37
Philadelphia Phillies63800.4412230–3933–41
Atlanta Braves55880.3853023–4632–42
Chicago Cubs91510.64151–2040–31
St. Louis Cardinals75670.5281632–3943–28
Pittsburgh Pirates69720.48921½36–3833–34
Milwaukee Brewers64790.44827½39–3625–43
Cincinnati Reds60820.4233134–3726–45
Los Angeles Dodgers80620.56347–2733–35
San Francisco Giants77650.542338–3039–35
Colorado Rockies69740.48311½37–3532–39
San Diego Padres59840.41321½33–3826–46
Arizona Diamondbacks58840.4082225–4633–38

Wild Card Standings

American LeagueNational League
Texas Rangers85590.590
Cleveland Indians83590.585
Boston Red Sox79620.560

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

Toronto Blue Jays78640.549
Baltimore Orioles78640.549
Detroit Tigers76660.5352
New York Yankees76660.5352
Houston Astros75680.524
Seattle Mariners75680.524
Kansas City Royals74680.5214
Chicago White Sox68740.47910
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim63790.44415
Oakland Athletics60820.42318
Tampa Bay Rays60820.42318
Minnesota Twins53900.37125½
Chicago Cubs91510.641
Washington Nationals85580.594
Los Angeles Dodgers80620.563

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

San Francisco Giants77650.542+1½
New York Mets76670.531
St. Louis Cardinals75670.528½
Miami Marlins71720.4975
Pittsburgh Pirates69720.4896
Colorado Rockies69740.4837
Milwaukee Brewers64790.44812
Philadelphia Phillies63800.44113
Cincinnati Reds60820.42315½
San Diego Padres59840.41317
Arizona Diamondbacks58840.40817½
Atlanta Braves55880.38521
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