MLB Scores & Standings

Stephen Strasburg

Major League Baseball is back after the All-Star break, giving us the San Diego Padres upsetting the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs shutting out the Texas Rangers and the Washington Nationals looking great against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and especially Stephen Strasburg, remaining undefeated in decisions this season.

Boston Red Sox 5  New York Yankees 3: One of the more active teams on the trade circuit, the Red Sox got what they were looking for from Steve Wright, followed by successful relief from Brad Ziegler. Three home runs did all of the scoring, including two-run homers for Xander Bogaerts and Travis Shaw.

Pittsburgh Pirates 1  Washington Nationals 5: Stephen Strasburg improved to 13-0 on the back of 8 innings and 6 k’s, while Michael Taylor picked up two RBIs with a two-run homer in the 7th.

New York Mets 5  Philadelphia Phillies 3: Bartolo Colon pitched for 5.2 innings to get the win, not doing especially well. Home runs from Juan Lagares and Neil Walker did most of the leg work.

Kansas City Royals 2  Detroit Tigers 4: Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters in 7 innings while the Tigers turned the game around in the 7th inning, with a home run by Tyler Collins and an infield single by Victor Martinez that won the game.

Milwaukee Brewers 4  Cincinnati Reds 5: The Brewers had a 3-1 lead in the sixth, but doubles from Adam Duvall and Tucker Barnhart swung the game in the Reds direction, capped off by Jay Bruce getting to 64 RBIs this season.

Baltimore Orioles 4  Tampa Bay Rays 3: The game was tied in the 8th inning after a comeback by the Orioles, but Jonathan Schoop finished it with his 15th home run of the season, while Mychal Givens, in relief, improved to 7-1 this season.

Texas Rangers 0  Chicago Cubs 6: A rest did the Cubs good, shutting out the Rangers with Kyle Hendricks on the mound for six innings, while Addison Russell and Matt Szczur each get a couple of RBIs.

Colorado Rockies 11  Atlanta Braves 2: Ryan Raburn scored a grand slam home run in pinch hitting duty while Jorge De La Rosa got the win, as the break didn’t seem to change anything for the Braves, getting one less hit, but finishing with 3-for-13 on scoring situations.

Cleveland Indians 5  Minnesota Twins 2: Carlos Carrasco allowed just four hits in 6.2 innings, and Mike Napoli finished strong, first by scoring off of a wild pitch, and then finishing the game with his 19th home run of the season.

Miami Marlins 7  St. Louis Cardinals 6: Trevor Rosenthal of all players blew a lead for the Cardinals, as the Marlins twice rallied from behind to beat the Cards, with a Martin Prado single tying the game for one final time, and Miguel Rojas hitting the single that won the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers 13  Arizona Diamondbacks 7: Bud Norris didn’t do a great job but still got the win, thanks to big offense from Chris Taylor, finishing with six RBIs, hitting a grand slam home run, his first overall this season, almost finishing with the cycle.

Chicago White Sox 0  Los Angeles Angels 7: Rough return to action for the White Sox, getting only 5 hits at 31 at bats, with Hector Santiago producing a 7-inning shutout with 7 k’s. Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun were both involved in two scoring plays.

Toronto Blue Jays 7  Oakland Athletics 8: The A’s rallied from four runs down, as the game winning score, a single by Stephen Vogt that scored Josh Reddick, reviewed by the officiating crew before being waived as a scoring run. Khris Davis hit his 20th home run of the season.

Houston Astros 7  Seattle Mariners 3: A 6-0 start for the Astros was enough to hold off the Mariners, with George Springer opening things with a home run and Carlos Correa scoring two on a double before getting home himself on a wild pitch.

San Francisco Giants 1  San Diego Padres 4: Not the kind of comeback the Giants wanted, as Madison Bumgarner gets beaten by Andrew Cashner, with both pitchers striking out 9. Matt Kemp with a third inning single gave the Padres the lead, followed by two innings and two home runs, one by Adam Rosales and the finish from Wil Myers.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 52 36 0.591 33–14 19–22
Boston Red Sox 50 38 0.568 2 30–20 20–18
Toronto Blue Jays 51 41 0.554 3 27–20 24–21
New York Yankees 44 45 0.494 23–19 21–26
Tampa Bay Rays 34 55 0.382 18½ 18–29 16–26
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 53 36 0.596 26–16 27–20
Detroit Tigers 47 43 0.522 24–16 23–27
Chicago White Sox 45 44 0.506 8 24–22 21–22
Kansas City Royals 45 44 0.506 8 29–13 16–31
Minnesota Twins 32 57 0.360 21 19–28 13–29
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 54 37 0.593 29–15 25–22
Houston Astros 49 41 0.544 28–19 21–22
Seattle Mariners 45 45 0.500 22–21 23–24
Oakland Athletics 38 51 0.427 15 17–26 21–25
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 39 52 0.429 15 18–26 21–26

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 55 36 0.604 28–15 27–21
New York Mets 48 41 0.539 6 26–20 22–21
Miami Marlins 48 41 0.539 6 24–19 24–22
Philadelphia Phillies 42 49 0.462 13 21–24 21–25
Atlanta Braves 31 59 0.344 23½ 13–35 18–24
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 54 35 0.607 27–14 27–21
St. Louis Cardinals 46 43 0.517 8 19–27 27–16
Pittsburgh Pirates 46 44 0.511 24–20 22–24
Milwaukee Brewers 38 50 0.432 15½ 23–22 15–28
Cincinnati Reds 33 57 0.367 21½ 19–25 14–32
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 57 34 0.626 29–17 28–17
Los Angeles Dodgers 52 40 0.565 30–18 22–22
Colorado Rockies 41 48 0.461 15 20–22 21–26
San Diego Padres 39 51 0.433 17½ 21–25 18–26
Arizona Diamondbacks 38 53 0.418 19 15–33 23–20
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