MLB Scores & Standings

Kris Bryant Home Runs

The Chicago Cubs pull off an impressive late comeback on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers, courtesy of two Kris Bryant home runs, allowing the San Francisco Giants to get closer with a shutout win over the Atlanta Braves. Meanwhile, in the AL East, the Toronto Blue Jays take advantage of more losses by the Orioles and Red Sox to cement their place in the division’s lead.

Baltimore Orioles 4  New York Yankees 14: Luis Cessa improved to 4-0 with a 6-inning start, giving up 3 runs which didn’t matter, as Mark Texeria, Chase Headley and the scorching Gary Sanchez hit home runs, and Brett Gardner helped out also with 3 RBIs.

Colorado Rockies 5  Washington Nationals 8: A second straight win for the Nationals, holding the Rockies to just 6 hits (although they made a lot out of them). Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy both hit home runs, and Gio Gonzalez struck out 5, on his way to his 9th earned win of the season.

Minnesota Twins 8  Toronto Blue Jays 15: A big and important win for the Blue Jays in the AL East race, hitting four home runs, with 3-run homers for Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak, who like Russell Martin, picked up 5 RBIs.

Kansas City Royals 6  Boston Red Sox 3: The scorching Royals hand Boston another loss, enjoying a 8-strikeout performance from Ian Kennedy, and three homers by Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain.

Los Angeles Angels 2  Detroit Tigers 4: Justin Upton had a strong day with two hits, including one home run, and two RBIs, while Justin Verlander struck out 8 and gave up only 4 hits in a 7.2 inning performance, improving to 14-7 this season.

Philadelphia Phillies 4  New York Mets 9: Bartolo Colon picked up the win with a nice start, but his two hits and two runs made just as much of an impact, although the biggest contribution came from Asdrubal Cabrera, hitting a couple of home runs.

San Diego Padres 6  Miami Marlins 7: The Padres held a four-run lead heading into the 7th, but singles from Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Martin Prado tied the game. In the 9th, a ground rule double by Chris Johnson won the game.

Cleveland Indians 12  Texas Rangers 1: A 20 run swing from the previous day as the Rangers shutout the Indians. Corey Kluber was terrific in his start, striking out 7, as the Indians finished with 17-for-41 hitting, including 4 hits for Roberto Perez, generating 3 runs.

Seattle Mariners 3  Chicago White Sox 1: Chris Sale had a great day with 14 strikeouts, but his offense got stumped by Felix Hernandez and Edwin Diaz, while Adam Lind and Franklin Gutierrez provided the necessary offense.

Pittsburgh Pirates 5  Milwaukee Brewers 3: A grand slam home run from Jordy Mercer was enough for the Pirates to hold off the Brewers, not letting a 3-run homer in the 6th for Milwaukee set up a late comeback.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  Houston Astros 5: Down one run in the bottom of the 9th, the Astros got a couple of home runs to lift them to victory; Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis did the work.

Oakland Athletics 1  St. Louis Cardinals 3: Luke Weaver earned his first major league win with 7 strikeouts in 6 innings, and an early Jedd Gyorko two-run homer gave the Cardinals enough of a cushion to win the game.

Cincinnati Reds 3  Arizona Diamondbacks 4: Three of the runs in this game came in the 10th inning, the last of them being Brandon Drury scoring off of a wild pitch by Blake Wood, giving the D-Backs the walk off win.

Chicago Cubs 6  Los Angeles Dodgers 4: Aroldis Chapman had a chance to get a save with two k’s, his 10th for the Cubs, coming back from two runs down thanks to a couple of home runs by Kris Bryant (35 this season) and Jason Heyward scoring on a wild pitch by Kenley Janses.

Atlanta Braves 0  San Francisco Giants 7: Jeff Samardzija didn’t have the best of starts, but ended up getting the shutout win through 7 innings of work, with the offense Angel Pagan, Joe Panik and Brandon Belt getting the job done from the plate.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 72 56 0.562 38–28 34–28
Boston Red Sox 71 57 0.555 1 38–28 33–29
Baltimore Orioles 70 58 0.547 2 42–22 28–36
New York Yankees 66 61 0.520 36–27 30–34
Tampa Bay Rays 54 73 0.425 17½ 32–37 22–36
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 73 54 0.575 39–23 34–31
Detroit Tigers 69 59 0.539 36–26 33–33
Kansas City Royals 67 61 0.523 40–21 27–40
Chicago White Sox 61 66 0.480 12 33–29 28–37
Minnesota Twins 49 79 0.383 24½ 25–40 24–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 75 54 0.581 40–21 35–33
Seattle Mariners 68 60 0.531 36–28 32–32
Houston Astros 67 61 0.523 35–28 32–33
Oakland Athletics 55 73 0.430 19½ 30–36 25–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 54 74 0.422 20½ 29–33 25–41

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 75 53 0.586 38–24 37–29
Miami Marlins 67 61 0.523 8 33–30 34–31
New York Mets 65 63 0.508 10 32–30 33–33
Philadelphia Phillies 59 69 0.461 16 30–33 29–36
Atlanta Braves 47 82 0.364 28½ 19–44 28–38
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 82 45 0.646 45–19 37–26
St. Louis Cardinals 68 59 0.535 14 30–35 38–24
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 61 0.516 16½ 34–30 31–31
Milwaukee Brewers 56 72 0.438 26½ 36–31 20–41
Cincinnati Reds 54 73 0.425 28 32–33 22–40
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 57 0.555 40–26 31–31
San Francisco Giants 70 58 0.547 1 36–28 34–30
Colorado Rockies 60 68 0.469 11 32–31 28–37
Arizona Diamondbacks 54 75 0.419 17½ 24–42 30–33
San Diego Padres 53 75 0.414 18 30–34 23–41
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