MLB Standings & Scores

Posted on 23 Sep, 2016, by in MLB

Asdrubal Cabrera

A big change in the American League wild card standings, as the combination of the Detroit Tigers winning their doubleheader with the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles losing to the Boston Red Sox again, puts the Tigers in the second wild card playoff spot, pushing the Orioles to third. In the National League, the New York Mets dramatic win over the Philadelphia Phillies thanks to a Asdrubal Cabrera home run, and the San Francisco Giants beating the San Diego Padres, places both of them in the wild card playoff spots, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals behind for now.

Detroit Tigers 9  Minnesota Twins 2: The Tigers opened the 9th inning with a 3-run homer by Victor Martinez, and smoothed into another win to open the doubleheader.

Detroit Tigers 4  Minnesota Twins 2: Excellent pitching from Justin Verlander, striking out 11 in six innings, led the way for the Tigers to complete their sweep, and take over the wild card playoff spot from the Orioles.

Boston Red Sox 5  Baltimore Orioles 3: The Red Sox complete a sweep of the Orioles with four consecutive games of five runs. David Price looked solid, and Hanley Ramirez carried on his terrific September with home run number 29 of the season. The Orioles fall into third place on the wild card standings.

Kansas City Royals 2  Cleveland Indians 5: The Indians move closer to the AL Central title thanks to a 3-run homer by Carlos Santana in the 6th, his 34th of the season.

Philadelphia Phillies 8  New York Mets 9: The 11th inning, walk-off home run by Asdrubal Cabrera lifts the Mets into first place along with the Giants in the wild card standings. The game reached extra innings thanks to Jose Reyes hitting a two-run homer in the 9th.

Atlanta Braves 6  Miami Marlins 3: Matt Kemp hit a couple of home runs to come up with 3 RBIs in another strong performance since coming from the Padres.

New York Yankees 0  Tampa Bay Rays 2: The Yankees were held to 0-for-8 with runners in scoring positions, while a Corey Dickerson home run and an RBI single by Brad Miller paved the way for the home team.

Pittsburgh Pirates 1  Milwaukee Brewers 3: Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter hit home runs that did all the scoring, while nice pitching from Chase Anderson helped hold the Pirates at only 5 hits and one run.

Los Angeles Angels 2  Houston Astros 0: The Astros trail the Tigers by 1.5 games after the loss, giving up a 2-run homer to Albert Pujols, while Ricky Nolasco gave one of his best performances this season, striking out 5 in 7 innings, allowing only 5 hits.

Colorado Rockies 4  Los Angeles Dodgers 7: Yasmani Grandal hit two home runs, including one grand slam, helping the Dodgers move to only 4 games away from clinching yet another NL West title.

San Francisco Giants 2  San Diego Padres 1: Jeff Samardzija struck out 9, giving up 4 hits and 0 runs in 7 innings of work to lead the Giants past the St. Louis Cardinals, clinging to the Mets for the wild card spot. Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan delivered the winning runs.

American League Standings

American League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Boston Red Sox89640.58246–3243–32
Toronto Blue Jays83690.54642–3241–37
Baltimore Orioles82710.536747–3135–40
New York Yankees79730.52044–3135–42
Tampa Bay Rays65870.42823½36–4229–45
WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Cleveland Indians89630.58652–2637–37
Detroit Tigers82700.539742–3240–38
Kansas City Royals77760.50312½45–3032–46
Chicago White Sox72800.4741741–3331–47
Minnesota Twins55980.35934½29–4926–49
WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Texas Rangers90630.58850–2540–38
Houston Astros81720.529941–3440–38
Seattle Mariners80720.52642–3538–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim67860.4382335–4032–46
Oakland Athletics66860.43423½33–4533–41

National League Standings

National League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Washington Nationals89630.58646–2843–35
New York Mets81720.52942–3639–36
Miami Marlins76770.49713½38–3738–40
Philadelphia Phillies69840.45120½36–4233–42
Atlanta Braves62910.40527½26–4936–42
WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Chicago Cubs97550.63855–2342–32
St. Louis Cardinals80720.5261733–4147–31
Pittsburgh Pirates76760.5002136–3840–38
Milwaukee Brewers69840.45128½40–3829–46
Cincinnati Reds63890.4143437–4126–48
WLPct.GBHomeRoad
Los Angeles Dodgers87660.56950–2837–38
San Francisco Giants81720.529640–3541–37
Colorado Rockies73800.4771441–3732–43
Arizona Diamondbacks64880.42122½30–4834–40
San Diego Padres64890.4182335–4029–49

American League Wild Card Standings

Division LeadersWLPct.
Texas Rangers90630.588
Cleveland Indians89630.586
Boston Red Sox89640.582

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

WLPct.GB
Toronto Blue Jays83690.546+1
Detroit Tigers82700.539
Baltimore Orioles82710.536½
Houston Astros81720.529
Seattle Mariners80720.5262
New York Yankees79730.5203
Kansas City Royals77760.503
Chicago White Sox72800.47410
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim67860.43815½
Oakland Athletics66860.43416
Tampa Bay Rays65870.42817
Minnesota Twins55980.35927½

National League Wild Card Standings

Division LeadersWLPct.
Chicago Cubs97550.638
Washington Nationals89630.586
Los Angeles Dodgers87660.569

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

WLPct.GB
New York Mets81720.529
San Francisco Giants81720.529
St. Louis Cardinals80720.526½
Pittsburgh Pirates76760.500
Miami Marlins76770.4975
Colorado Rockies73800.4778
Philadelphia Phillies69840.45112
Milwaukee Brewers69840.45112
Arizona Diamondbacks64880.42116½
San Diego Padres64890.41817
Cincinnati Reds63890.41417½
Atlanta Braves62910.40519