MLB Standings & Scores

Anthony Rizzo

While the Chicago Cubs made an easy day out of their doubleheader with the Milwukaee Brewers through sensational pitching and dazzling defense by Anthony Rizzo, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chase Utley thrived in Philadelphia to take the NL West lead from the San Francisco Giants, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles with two Mookie Betts home runs, allowing the Toronto Blue Jays to take 1st in the AL East after a furious comeback rally against the New York Yankees.

Milwaukee Brewers 0  Chicago Cubs 4: Trevor Cahill along with the bullpen, including Aroldis Chapman with his 5th save for the team, combined for a 3-hitter shutout. Offense came from Addison Russell and even Cahill himself, although Anthony Rizzo climbing into the stands to get an out was the best play of the day, which happened in the second game of the doubleheader.

Milwaukee Brewers 1  Chicago Cubs 4: The Cubs were just as dominant in game no. 2 of the day, including a 7-strikeout performance by Jason Hammel, and Aroldis Chapman picking up his second save in a number of hours. Javier Barez hit a two-run homer.

Boston Red Sox 5  Baltimore Orioles 3: Big win for the BoSox to put themselves level with the Orioles, one game behind 1st in the AL East. Mookie Betts keeps knocking home runs, two this time, improving his bid to win the MVP in the AL. He got the lead with a two-run homer in the 8th, breaking a 3-3 tie.

Toronto Blue Jays 12  New York Yankees 6: The Yankees took a 6-0 lead into the 6th inning, but the Blue Jays scored four in the 6th (home runs by Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin). Martin hit another home run, and Edwin Encarnacion belted one too as part of an 8-run 8th inning to claim the top spot in the division.

Los Angeles Dodgers 15  Philadelphia Phillies 4: The Dodgers take first in the division as Chase Utley enjoyed the Philadelphia welcome so much he hit two home runs against his former team, including one grand slam. Howie Kendrick and Yasmani Grandal hit home runs as well.

Chicago White Sox 1  Cleveland Indians 3: Corey Kluber won his fourth in a row with 7 k’s in 6 innings, while the Indians opened a six-game lead on top of the AL Central. Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jason Kipins were in charge of driving in runs.

Kansas City Royals 6  Detroit Tigers 1: It’s probably all too little, too late for the World Series champions, but at least they’re ruining it for others. Danny Duffy improved to 10-1 this season, allowing only 3 hits in 7.2 innings. The Royals hit four home runs, including the first career homer for Raul Mondesi.

Minnesota Twins 4  Atlanta Braves 2: In the derby of the awful, the Twins stood out thanks to Ervin Santana shutting out the Braves in 7 innings of work, while Joe Mauer hit his 10th homer of the season and Trevor Plouffe hit the opening and closing RBIs of the game.

Miami Marlins 3  Cincinnati Reds 6: Not a loss the Marlins really need right now, giving up a grand slam home run to Gavin Barnhart, while Anthony DeSclafani did a good job with 6 k’s in 7 innings.

San Diego Padres 1  Tampa Bay Rays 15: Both Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva got crushed, splitting the rough day. Blake Snell struck out 8 in five innings to pick up an easy win, as the Rays hit five home runs, including a couple by Brad Miller and no. 27 this season for Evan Longoria.

Oakland Athletics 4  Texas Rangers 5: An interesting finish to this game. Tied at 2-2, it goes to extra innings. The A’s scored two in the 10th, which is replied by a Carlos Beltran two-RBI single, followed by Rougned Odor getting hit by a pitch while the bases were loaded, ending the game.

St. Louis Cardinals 8  Houston Astros 5: Big day for the Cards which puts them back in one of the wild card slots. Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko hit home runs in the 5th and 6th to come from behind and grab the lead, getting sensational pitching from their bullpen.

Washington Nationals 2  Colorado Rockies 6: A two-run homer by D.J. LeMahieu erased an early Nationals lead, and the Rockies slowly moved away from the Nats while the bullpen did a good job of holding the NL East leaders away from home plate, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring positions.

Seattle Mariners 6  Los Angeles Angels 7: The Angels stop their losing streak while slowing down the Mariners onslaught at the wild card spot, winning with a big 8th inning: Jefry Marte hitting a solo homer to tie the game, Cliff Pennington hitting an RBI triple to win it.

Pittsburgh Pirates 4  San Francisco Giants 3: The Pirates hand the Giants a 3rd consecutive loss, helping the NL West switch leaders. After a decent, but far from perfect start by Jameson Tallon, the bullpen took over with Antonio Bastardo getting the win, holding the Giants to just two hits in the final three innings and no runs. A Jung Ho-kang home run in the 8th won the game for Pittsburgh.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 68 52 0.567 36–26 32–26
Baltimore Orioles 66 52 0.559 1 39–18 27–34
Boston Red Sox 66 52 0.559 1 38–27 28–25
New York Yankees 61 58 0.513 35–26 26–32
Tampa Bay Rays 49 69 0.415 18 27–34 22–35
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 68 49 0.581 36–21 32–28
Detroit Tigers 63 56 0.529 6 33–23 30–33
Kansas City Royals 59 60 0.496 10 36–21 23–39
Chicago White Sox 56 62 0.475 12½ 29–26 27–36
Minnesota Twins 48 71 0.403 21 25–37 23–34
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 71 50 0.587 38–20 33–30
Seattle Mariners 63 55 0.534 33–25 30–30
Houston Astros 61 58 0.513 9 34–27 27–31
Oakland Athletics 52 68 0.433 18½ 28–35 24–33
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 50 68 0.424 19½ 27–30 23–38

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 70 48 0.593 36–23 34–25
Miami Marlins 62 57 0.521 31–28 31–29
New York Mets 60 59 0.504 10½ 31–30 29–29
Philadelphia Phillies 56 64 0.467 15 28–30 28–34
Atlanta Braves 44 75 0.370 26½ 18–40 26–35
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 75 43 0.636 43–19 32–24
St. Louis Cardinals 63 56 0.529 12½ 28–33 35–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 61 56 0.521 13½ 33–25 28–31
Milwaukee Brewers 52 66 0.441 23 33–29 19–37
Cincinnati Reds 49 69 0.415 26 27–30 22–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 66 52 0.559 38–24 28–28
San Francisco Giants 66 53 0.555 ½ 33–25 33–28
Colorado Rockies 57 63 0.475 10 29–30 28–33
San Diego Padres 50 69 0.420 16½ 27–30 23–39
Arizona Diamondbacks 49 70 0.412 17½ 20–40 29–30
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