MLB July 18 Scores & Standings

Anthony Rizzo

The Chicago Cubs went back to their winning ways against the New York Mets thanks to Jon Lester and Anthony Rizzo, the Miami Marlins won on a extra inning home run by Martin Prado, and Mike Leake was on fire as the St. Louis Cardinals easily handled the San Diego Padres.

Baltimore Orioles 1  New York Yankees 2: Alex Rodriguez hit his 696 career home run (9th this season) to open the scoring in the game. Jonathan Schoop responded with a homer of his own, but a Brian McCann sacrifice fly, and another strong bullpen performance by the Betances, Miller and Chapman trio, kept the win with the Yankees.

Miami Marlins 3  Philadelphia Phillies 2: The Phillies had a 2-0 lead heading into the 9th, but Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna sent the game into extra innings, with the game winner coming in the 11th, a solo home run by Martin Prado.

New York Mets 1  Chicago Cubs 5: Things look different after the All-Star break, as Jon Lester allowed just four hits in 7.2 innings of work, and  Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer, making it four wins in the last five games for the Cubs.

Minnesota Twins 0  Detroit Tigers 1: Matt Boyd allowed just three hits while striking out 7, as a Justin Upton home run, one of only three hits by the Tigers, was enough for the win.

Atlanta Braves 2  Cincinnati Reds 8: Three home runs by the Reds in the 4th (Joey Votto, Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez) did most of the damage, in the battle of the two worst teams in the National League.

Cleveland Indians 3  Kansas City Royals 7: The Royals got it finally going in the 8th inning, scoring 7 runs, four of them coming off of a Jarrod Dyson grand slam home run, ruining another strong performance for Corey Kluber.

San Diego Padres 2  St. Louis Cardinals 10: Mike Leake strikes out 11 without walking anyone, all the while Randal Grichuk, Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty took care of the offense with home runs.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  Colorado Rockies 7: A two-run homer from Trevor Story (22nd of the season) helped build a 5-1 lead the Rays couldn’t bounce back from, as the Rockies bullpen, especially Jason Motte, did an excellent job of slowing down Tampa.

Texas Rangers 5  Los Angeles Angels 9: The Rangers started out with three home runs and 4-0 lead, but the Angles scored five in a row to take the lead, including a Ji-Man Choi home run, and Mike Trout hitting a three-run homer in the end gave the Angels a nice cushion for the final two innings.

Houston Astros 4  Oakland Athletics 7: A fifth consecutive win for Kendall Graveman, striking out 5 in seven innings, getting the usual help from Khris Davis (23 home runs), and the A’s mostly enjoyed the Astros falling apart in the 4th, allowing two runs on walks with the bases loaded.

Chicago White Sox 3  Seattle Mariners 4: The White Sox had a 3-0 lead heading into the ninth, but Kyle Seager put the Mariners on the board with an RBI single, followed by Adam Lind providing a three-run homer during pinch hitting duty, getting the walk off win. Chris Sale allowed just one hit in his 8 innings of work, but David Robertson blew his third lead of the season, as the White Sox fall to two games under .500.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 53 38 0.582 33–14 20–24
Boston Red Sox 51 39 0.567 30–20 21–19
Toronto Blue Jays 52 42 0.553 27–20 25–22
New York Yankees 46 46 0.500 25–20 21–26
Tampa Bay Rays 35 57 0.380 18½ 19–30 16–27
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 54 38 0.587 26–16 28–22
Detroit Tigers 49 44 0.527 26–17 23–27
Kansas City Royals 47 45 0.511 7 30–13 17–32
Chicago White Sox 45 47 0.489 9 24–22 21–25
Minnesota Twins 33 59 0.359 21 20–29 13–30
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 55 39 0.585 29–15 26–24
Houston Astros 50 43 0.538 28–19 22–24
Seattle Mariners 47 46 0.505 24–22 23–24
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 41 52 0.441 13½ 20–26 21–26
Oakland Athletics 41 52 0.441 13½ 20–27 21–25

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 56 37 0.602 29–16 27–21
Miami Marlins 50 42 0.543 24–19 26–23
New York Mets 49 43 0.533 26–20 23–23
Philadelphia Phillies 43 51 0.457 13½ 22–26 21–25
Atlanta Braves 32 61 0.344 24 14–36 18–25
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 56 36 0.609 29–15 27–21
St. Louis Cardinals 48 44 0.522 8 21–28 27–16
Pittsburgh Pirates 47 45 0.511 9 24–20 23–25
Milwaukee Brewers 39 51 0.433 16 23–22 16–29
Cincinnati Reds 35 58 0.376 21½ 21–26 14–32
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 57 36 0.613 29–17 28–19
Los Angeles Dodgers 52 42 0.553 30–18 22–24
Colorado Rockies 43 49 0.467 13½ 21–22 22–27
San Diego Padres 41 52 0.441 16 23–25 18–27
Arizona Diamondbacks 40 53 0.430 17 17–33 23–20
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