MLB July 3 Scores & Standings

Mets Sweep Cubs

The New York Mets complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs, the Toronto Blue Jays go wild on the Cleveland Indians, and the Detroit Tigers extend the longest winning streak in the majors to six games with an impressive performance against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cleveland Indians 1  Toronto Blue Jays 17: When it rains, it really pours. A second straight win for the Blue Jays over Cleveland, as Russell Martin and Troy Tulowitzki both his three-run homers. J.A Happ was fantastic with 11 k’s in 7 innings, overall holding the Indians to five hits.

Chicago Cubs 3  New York Mets 14: Just like the playoffs, the Mets sweep the Cubs. The Mets clobbered Jon Lester who didn’t make it out of the second inning, while Noah Syndergaard struck out 8 in 7 innings, and Wilmer Flores hit two home runs on a 6-for-6 day.

Detroit Tigers 5  Tampa Bay Rays 1: The Rays couldn’t hold on to their lead, and the Tigers turned the game on its head in the 8th and 9th inning, tying it with a Victor Martinez ground out, taking the lead on a Justin Upton two-RBI double, and finishing with a two-run homer by Ian Kinsler, his 16th of the season.

Los Angeles Angels 5  Boston Red Sox 10: Sean O’Sullivan does a good enough job to improve to 2-0 this season in five innings of work, while offense from Sandy Leon (3 RBIs), Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez (2 RBIs each) did the rest.

Cincinnati Reds 1  Washington Nationals 12: Stephen Strasburg is back, taken out after a 6.2 innings no-hitter performance, striking out 5. The Nationals hit six home runs, including two by Danny Espinsoa and the 17th this season from Bryce Harper.

Kansas City Royals 2  Philadelphia Phillies 7: Vince Velasquez does a good job on the mound with 7 k’s in six innings, while the home runs of Cameron Rupp, Cody Asche and Maikel Franco take care of offensive issues.

Texas Rangers 4  Minnesota Twins 5: Cole Hamels loses for the first time since May, as the hitting of Brian Dozier (stand out for the Twins in this game) was a bit too much for him and the Rangers.

Chicago White Sox 4  Houston Astros 1: Jose Quintana finally stops the losing, allowing only two-hits in seven innings. Jose Abreu had two hits, one of them an RBI single, his 49th of the season.

Milwaukee Brewers 8  St. Louis Cardinals 9: A sixth inning grand slam home run by Stephen Piscotty changed the game completely and made it a lot easier for the Cardinals, doing a good job of staying within distance of the wild card spots.

Pittsburgh Pirates 6  Oakland Athletics 3: A fourth straight win for the Pirates, as Francisco Liriano ends his losing streak despite a so-so performance. David Freese, the Pirates hottest player, hit his 8th home run of the season, scoring two in the 8th to clinch the win.

Baltimore Orioles 4  Seattle Mariners 9: Seth Smith started the game with a Grand Slam home run, and the Orioles never caught up with the Mariners, with Hisashi Iwakuma getting the win despite giving up 10 hits.

Colorado Rockies 1  Los Angeles Dodgers 4: Another win for the Dodgers over the struggling Rockies with some sublime pitching. This time it was Brandon McCarthy with his first win of the season, striking out 8 in 5. Trayce Thompson and Yasmani Grandal hit home runs, while the Rockies were held to just four hits.

San Francisco Giants 5  Arizona Diamondbacks 4: Two home runs from the D-Backs in the 6th and 8th innings took the game into extra innings, when Ramiro Pena did his job on the pinch duty, hitting a double that scored Jarrett Parker and won the game, with Santiago Casilla wrapping things up.

New York Yankees 6  San Diego Padres 3: Mark Teixeira hit two home runs (400 & 401 of his career), Chad Green got the win with 8 k’s, and the Betances-Miller-Chapman trio had another strong performance, striking out 4 in the process.

Miami Marlins 5  Atlanta Braves 2: J.T. Realmuto opened the scoring and closed it for the Marlins, with a home run and a scoring single, while Adam Conley looked good in six innings, not allowing any runs.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 47 34 0.580 31–13 16–21
Boston Red Sox 44 37 0.543 3 25–19 19–18
Toronto Blue Jays 45 39 0.536 21–19 24–20
New York Yankees 40 41 0.494 7 23–18 17–23
Tampa Bay Rays 33 48 0.407 14 17–25 16–23
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 49 32 0.605 23–12 26–20
Detroit Tigers 44 38 0.537 23–16 21–22
Kansas City Royals 43 38 0.531 6 27–11 16–27
Chicago White Sox 42 40 0.512 21–19 21–21
Minnesota Twins 27 54 0.333 22 17–26 10–28
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 52 31 0.627 28–12 24–19
Houston Astros 43 39 0.524 23–17 20–22
Seattle Mariners 43 39 0.524 22–20 21–19
Oakland Athletics 35 47 0.427 16½ 17–26 18–21
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 33 49 0.402 18½ 16–26 17–23

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 50 33 0.602 26–13 24–20
New York Mets 44 37 0.543 5 23–16 21–21
Miami Marlins 43 39 0.524 21–19 22–20
Philadelphia Phillies 37 46 0.446 13 18–23 19–23
Atlanta Braves 28 54 0.341 21½ 13–34 15–20
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 51 30 0.630 25–11 26–19
St. Louis Cardinals 43 38 0.531 8 18–23 25–15
Pittsburgh Pirates 41 41 0.500 10½ 22–19 19–22
Milwaukee Brewers 35 46 0.432 16 22–20 13–26
Cincinnati Reds 30 53 0.361 22 18–25 12–28
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 52 32 0.619 24–16 28–16
Los Angeles Dodgers 47 37 0.560 5 26–15 21–22
Colorado Rockies 37 44 0.457 13½ 18–20 19–24
Arizona Diamondbacks 37 47 0.440 15 14–30 23–17
San Diego Padres 35 47 0.427 16 20–25 15–22
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