MLB: Standings & Scores

Posted on 16 Sep, 2016, by in MLB

Hanley Ramirez

The Boston Red Sox escape the New York Yankees thanks to Dellin Betances screwing things up in the 9th inning and one massive home run for Hanley Ramirez, continuing their AL East dominance. The Toronto Blue Jays join the Baltimore Orioles at the top of the AL Wild Card standings, the Chicago Cubs clinch the NL Central despite losing to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the San Francisco Giants beating the St. Louis Cardinals with a terrific performance by Johnny Cueto gives them some distance in the wild card standings, while the New York Mets remain in second place.

Minnesota Twins 5  Detroit Tigers 1: A Brian Dozier 2-RBI single stood out as the Twins pushed the Tigers further behind in the wild card standings. Hector Santiago wasn’t brilliant, but allowed just one run to slip by in 5.2 innings, earning his 12th win of the season.

Cleveland Indians 1  Chicago White Sox 2: James Shields not falling apart and dropping his ERA under 7.00 is cause for celebration. Jose Abreu hitting his 24th home run of the season in the win is another reason to be happy.

Tampa Bay Rays 7  Baltimore Orioles 6: The Rays go ahead and spoil things for another AL East team, with Evan Longoria hitting a 3-run homer to start the game, finishing with 5 RBIs overall, as the O’s are tied with the Blue Jays for the two wild card spots.

Pittsburgh Pirates 15  Philadelphia 2: An offensive explosion for the Bucs, including two home runs for Andrew McCutchen, who finished with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Sean Rodriguez hit a home run too, and Chad Kuhl was the pitcher who enjoyed a breezy, pressureless day on the mound.

New York Yankees 5  Boston Red Sox 7: Heading into the 8th, the Yankees had a 5-1 lead. But David Ortiz hit a homerun, and in the 9th Dellin Betances imploded, with a Hanley Ramirez 3-run homer closing the game, sending the Yankees 3 games back in the wild card standings, while the Red continue to lead the division.

Oakland Athletics 14  Kansas City Royals 5: Daniel Mengden allowed only 3 hits in his start, while the A’s rode the coattails of Stephen Vogt, finishing with 5 RBIs, including a 2-run homer.

Milwaukee Brewers 5  Chicago Cubs 4: The loss didn’t stop the Cubs from clinching the NL Central for the first time since 2008, as Jimmy Nelson struck out 7 in his start, and a 2-run double from Scooter Gennett broke the tie and won the game for the visitors.

Los Angeles Dodgers 3  Arizona Diamondbacks 7: Home runs by Kyle Jensen and Mitch Haniger, along with some solid pitching from Archie Bradley gave the Diamondbacks a win over the likely winner of the NL West.

Toronto Blue Jays 7  Los Angeles Angels 2: Russell Martin hit a 3-run homer and Josh Donaldson added 3 hits and 2 runs, as the Blue Jays got back to the top spot in the wild card standings, tied with the Orioles.

St. Louis Cardinals 2  San Francisco Giants 6: One of Johnny Cueto’s best starts in a while, throwing a 5-hitter while giving up two runs, as the Giants create some distance from the Cards, who fall to one game behind the New York Mets, two behind the Giants.

American League Standings

American League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Boston Red Sox82640.56243–3239–32
Baltimore Orioles80660.548245–2635–40
Toronto Blue Jays80660.548242–3238–34
New York Yankees77690.527544–3133–38
Tampa Bay Rays63830.4321935–4028–43

American League Central

WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Cleveland Indians84620.57547–2537–37
Detroit Tigers78680.534642–3236–36
Kansas City Royals74720.5071042–2932–43
Chicago White Sox71750.4861341–3330–42
Minnesota Twins55920.37429½29–4626–46

American League West

WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Texas Rangers87600.59247–2240–38
Seattle Mariners78680.53440–3138–37
Houston Astros76700.52110½41–3335–37
Oakland Athletics64820.43822½33–4231–40
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim63830.43223½33–3930–44

National League Standings

National League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Washington Nationals87590.59646–2841–31
New York Mets77690.5271038–3339–36
Miami Marlins73730.5001436–3537–38
Philadelphia Phillies65820.44222½32–4133–41
Atlanta Braves56900.3843124–4832–42

National League Central

WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Chicago Cubs93530.63751–2142–32
St. Louis Cardinals76700.5211733–4143–29
Pittsburgh Pirates71740.49021½36–3835–36
Milwaukee Brewers66810.44927½39–3627–45
Cincinnati Reds62830.42830½36–3826–45

National League West

WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Los Angeles Dodgers82640.56247–2735–37
San Francisco Giants78680.534439–3339–35
Colorado Rockies69770.4731337–3532–42
San Diego Padres62840.4252033–3829–46
Arizona Diamondbacks62840.4252029–4633–38

Wild Card Standings

AL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
WLPct.GB
Baltimore Orioles80660.548
Toronto Blue Jays80660.548
Detroit Tigers78680.5342
Seattle Mariners78680.5342
New York Yankees77690.5273
Houston Astros76700.5214
Kansas City Royals74720.5076
Chicago White Sox71750.4869
Oakland Athletics64820.43816
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim63830.43217
Tampa Bay Rays63830.43217
Minnesota Twins55920.37425½
NL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
WLPct.GB
San Francisco Giants78680.534+1
New York Mets77690.527
St. Louis Cardinals76700.5211
Miami Marlins73730.5004
Pittsburgh Pirates71740.490
Colorado Rockies69770.4738
Milwaukee Brewers66810.44911½
Philadelphia Phillies65820.44212½
Cincinnati Reds62830.42814½
San Diego Padres62840.42515
Arizona Diamondbacks62840.42515
Atlanta Braves56900.38421
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