MLB Standings & Scores

Dustin Pedroia

In the usual shorter lineup of games on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox clobbered the Minnesota Twins with home runs, the St. Louis Cardinals remained hot with an Aledmys Diaz walk off RBI, Francisco Liriano gave the Pittsburgh Pirates something to smile about, and the Detroit Tigers enjoyed a rain delay to turn a 7th inning lead into a win.

Los Angeles Dodgers 6  Washington Nationals 3: Two home runs from Justin Turner off of Stephen Strasburg gave the Nationals ace his first loss of the season, while the Dodgers are now just four games behind the Giants in the NL West.

Baltimore Orioles 4  New York Yankees 1: The Orioles avoid a four-game sweep, as Chris Tillman struck out 7 in 7 for his 14th win this season, and both J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop picked up a couple of RBIs.

Miami Marlins 9  Philadelphia Phillies 3: Ichiro Suzuki got two hits, which means he’s now only four away from 3000 in his major league career. The red hot Christian Yelich hit his 9th home run of the season, and Tom Koehler was fantastic for 8 innings, allowing only two hits (both of them home runs).

Milwaukee Brewers 3  Pittsburgh Pirates 5: Francisco Liriano struck out 13 in 6.2 innings, giving up four hits and three runs, while Matt Joyce stood out with a three-run homer and four RBIs.

Minnesota Twins 2  Boston Red Sox 13: The Red Sox got 17 hits, five of them by Dustin Pedroia, finishing with three runs and one RBI. David Ortiz hit his 24th home run of the season, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. joined him in the long game too. Steve Wright through a four-hitter in 8 innings, striking out 9.

San Diego Padres 5  St. Louis Cardinals 6: A fourth straight win for the Cards, coming back in the 8th inning from four runs down, as a Stephen Piscotty home run erased a three run lead to tie the game, and a 9th inning walk off single came off the bat of Aledmys Diaz.

Detroit Tigers 2  Chicago White Sox 1: Things get worse for the White Sox, now three games below .500, 10.5 games out of first. The game was stopped after a two-hour rain delay in the 7th inning, which the Tigers didn’t mind. The Sox scored first, but Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera with solo home runs in the 5th won the game, along with the weather.

Atlanta Braves 3  Colorado Rockies 7: Carlos Gonzalez started the game with a three-run homer, his 20th of the season, followed by Mark Reynolds hitting a solo shot. The Braves never could keep up, struggling against Chad Bettis, allowing only four hits and one run in 6.2 innings.

Tampa Bay Rays 7  Oakland Athletics 3: Corey Dickerson had a strong day with a home run and three RBIs overall, Tim Beckham hit a home run too, as the A’s continue to occupy the bottom position in the AL West.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 54 39 0.581 33–20 21–19
Baltimore Orioles 54 40 0.574 ½ 33–14 21–26
Toronto Blue Jays 54 42 0.562 27–20 27–22
New York Yankees 48 47 0.505 7 27–21 21–26
Tampa Bay Rays 38 57 0.400 17 19–30 19–27
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 56 38 0.596 26–16 30–22
Detroit Tigers 50 46 0.521 7 26–19 24–27
Kansas City Royals 47 47 0.500 9 30–15 17–32
Chicago White Sox 46 49 0.484 10½ 24–23 22–26
Minnesota Twins 35 60 0.368 21½ 20–29 15–31
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 55 41 0.573 29–15 26–26
Houston Astros 51 44 0.537 28–19 23–25
Seattle Mariners 48 47 0.505 25–23 23–24
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 43 52 0.453 11½ 22–26 21–26
Oakland Athletics 42 54 0.438 13 21–29 21–25

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 57 39 0.594 30–18 27–21
Miami Marlins 52 43 0.547 24–19 28–24
New York Mets 50 44 0.532 6 26–20 24–24
Philadelphia Phillies 44 53 0.454 13½ 23–28 21–25
Atlanta Braves 33 63 0.344 24 14–36 19–27
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 57 37 0.606 30–16 27–21
St. Louis Cardinals 51 44 0.537 24–28 27–16
Pittsburgh Pirates 49 46 0.516 26–21 23–25
Milwaukee Brewers 40 53 0.430 16½ 23–22 17–31
Cincinnati Reds 36 59 0.379 21½ 22–27 14–32
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 57 38 0.600 29–17 28–21
Los Angeles Dodgers 54 43 0.557 4 30–18 24–25
Colorado Rockies 44 51 0.463 13 22–24 22–27
San Diego Padres 41 55 0.427 16½ 23–25 18–30
Arizona Diamondbacks 40 55 0.421 17 17–35 23–20
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