MLB Scores & Standings

Posted on 8 Aug, 2017, by in MLB

A lean schedule included the Chicago Cubs beating up on the San Francisco Giants, the Washington Nationals squeezing by the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals bombarding the Kansas City Royals in a day that was mostly about minor movements in the Wild Card playoff races.

Chicago Cubs 5  San Francisco Giants 3: The Cubs opened the game with an inside-the-park home run by Javier Baez to set up a 5-run lead which the Giants only chewed away at. Jake Arrieta threw for 6.1 innings to pick up the win.

Javier Baez Inside the Park Home Run

Detroit Tigers 0  Pittsburgh Pirates 3: The Pirates are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, getting a strong performance from Trevor Williams (7 IP, 1 hit, 5K’s). John Jason hit a two-run homer in his pinch-hitting at-bat.

Miami Marlins 2  Washington Nationals 3: Max Scherzer struck out 9 players but Brandon Kintzler picked up the win. Bryce Harper hit his 150th career home run, but the winning score came from Adam Lind to break the 2-2 tie.

San Diego Padres 3  Cincinnati Reds 11: The Reds hit 4 home runs in the game, including Joey Votto belting one for the third straight game, making it 30 this season. The Reds scored their 11 runs on only 8 hits.

Milwaukee Brewers 4  Minnesota Twins 5: The Brewers lost some ground in the NL Central with the loss, as a balk by Oliver Drake helped Eddie Rosario score the winning run for the Twins.

St. Louis Cardinals 11  Kansas City Royals 3: An impressive win for the Cardinals that included Matt Carpenter hitting a 3-run homer, his 15th overall of the season. His dinger was followed by Kolten Wong hitting a 2-run homer.

Cardinals beat Royals

Baltimore Orioles 6  Los Angeles Angels 2: The Orioles remain in the wild card picture with Manny Machado pulling them in Anaheim thanks to a grand slam home run. Dylan Bundy had a big 7-inning performance that included 10 strikeouts. Mike Trout was the sole positive for the Halos, hitting his 23rd home run of the season.

American League Standings

American League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Boston Red Sox63490.56236–2027–29
New York Yankees59510.536332–2027–31
Tampa Bay Rays58550.51330–2528–30
Baltimore Orioles56560.500735–2321–33
Toronto Blue Jays52590.46810½27–2625–33
Cleveland Indians59500.54130–2629–24
Kansas City Royals57540.514332–2625–28
Minnesota Twins54560.49126–3328–23
Detroit Tigers51600.459927–2524–35
Chicago White Sox41680.3761821–2920–39
Houston Astros71400.64033–2538–15
Seattle Mariners57560.5041532–2725–29
Los Angeles Angels55580.4871731–2624–32
Texas Rangers53580.4771828–2625–32
Oakland Athletics50620.44621½31–2519–37

National League Standings

National League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Washington Nationals66440.60030–2236–22
Miami Marlins52580.4731427–2825–30
Atlanta Braves51590.4641526–2825–31
New York Mets49600.45016½25–3124–29
Philadelphia Phillies40690.36725½23–2817–41
Chicago Cubs59520.53229–2630–26
Milwaukee Brewers59550.51831–2728–28
St. Louis Cardinals56560.50031–2625–30
Pittsburgh Pirates55570.49131–2624–31
Cincinnati Reds46660.41113½27–3019–36
Los Angeles Dodgers79320.71247–1332–19
Colorado Rockies64480.57115½35–2129–27
Arizona Diamondbacks63480.5681636–1827–30
San Diego Padres49620.4413029–2720–35
San Francisco Giants44700.38636½25–3219–38

AL Wild Card Standings

1. New York Yankees (59-51, +2.5 games)

2. Kansas City Royals (57-54)

3. Tampa Bay Rays (58-55)

4. Seattle Mariners (57-56, 1 game behind)

5. Baltimore Orioles (56-56, 1.5 games behind)

NL Wild Card Standings

1. Colorado Rockies (64-48, +0.5 games)

2. Arizona Diamondbacks (63-48)

3. Milwaukee Brewers (59-55, 5.5 games behind)

4. St. Louis Cardinals (56-56, 7.5 games behind)

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