MLB Scores & Standings

Kris Bryant

The Chicago Cubs get back to their winning ways with a home run barrage against the Cincinnati Reds, the San Francisco Giants move to 2nd overall in the majors thanks to late long balls, and the Texas Rangers lose for the third straight time, not having an answer to the firepower of the Boston Red Sox.

Milwaukee Brewers 1  Washington Nationals 0: A nice pitchers duel between Junior Guerra, striking out 7 in 7.1 innings, and Max Scherzer, doing the same in six. The only difference? A Martin Maldonado home run, while the Nationals were able to connect with the ball only twice in the game.

Los Angeles Angels 2  Tampa Bay Rays 4: Matt Moore and the relief crew were good enough, while Logan Morrison hitting a solo homer and an RBI single did most of the work on offense for the Rays.

Cincinnati Reds 4  Chicago Cubs 10: The Cubs are delighted to play against a team they can actually beat, with home runs from Kris Bryant (24 this season), Willie Contreras and Addison Russell taking care of business.

Texas Rangers 5  Boston Red Sox 12: A third straight loss for the Rangers, despite a 4-1 lead in the first. Rick Porcello was hit 12 times and struck out only 3, but his offense helped him get the W, thanks to home runs by Mookie Betts, Travis Shaw, Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia.

New York Yankees 2  Chicago White Sox 8: The White Sox win for the third straight time behind a decent start from James Shields, while both Tim Anderson and Dioner Navarro hit two-run homers.

Oakland Athletics 3  Minnesota Twins 1: After trailing heading into the 7th, the A’s turned it around with Stephen Vogt hitting an RBI single, followed by Coco Crisp with two runners coming home off his single.

Seattle Mariners 1  Houston Astros 2: A strong performance by Lance McCullers, striking out 10, while the game winning hit came from George Springer, a 449 feet home run, his 19th this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates 4  St. Louis Cardinals 2: Two good pitching performances in a row for the Pirates? That doesn’t happen often. Neither does Gregory Polanco hitting two home runs for three RBIs.

Colorado Rockies 1  San Francisco Giants 3: Jake Peavy didn’t lose control for once, while home runs from Buster Posey and Angel Pagan in the second and third innings set up the win.

Atlanta Braves 2  Philadelphia Phillies 8: Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco both hit two-run homers, Jerad Eickhoff got the win with 7.2 innings of work and 8 strikeouts.

Miami Marlins 6  New York Mets 8: The Mets keep on rolling with a fifth consecutive win, rallying from six runs down to win the game, winning on a two-RBI double from Yoenis Cespedes in the 8th inning.

Detroit Tigers 3  Cleveland Indians 5: The Indians are back in business after some rough games against the Blue Jays. The game was tied heading into the 7th, but a two-run homer from Mike Napoli stopped their losing.

Kansas City Royals 2  Toronto Blue Jays 6: Aaron Sanchez is scorching, winning his 8th straight decisions (9-1, 2.94 ERA), as the Blue Jays win their third in a row, with Josh Donaldson and Justin Barney both picking up two RBIs.

Baltimore Orioles 5  Los Angeles Dodgers 7: The Dodgers remain hot with their 5th straight win, this time without close to shutting out their opponent. Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal hit home runs early in the game, but after going down 2-5, it was Justin Turner and Howie Kendrick with a sac fly and an RBI double that won the game.

San Diego Padres 8  Arizona Diamondbacks 4: The Diamondbacks have lost 8 of their last 10, this time being extremely wasteful with 3-for-11 with runners in scoring positions. Yangervis Solarte and Derek Norris hit home runs, Luis Perdomo picked up the win.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 47 35 0.573 31–13 16–22
Boston Red Sox 45 37 0.549 2 26–19 19–18
Toronto Blue Jays 46 39 0.541 22–19 24–20
New York Yankees 40 42 0.488 7 23–18 17–24
Tampa Bay Rays 34 48 0.415 13 18–25 16–23
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 50 32 0.610 24–12 26–20
Detroit Tigers 44 39 0.530 23–16 21–23
Kansas City Royals 43 39 0.524 7 27–11 16–28
Chicago White Sox 43 40 0.518 22–19 21–21
Minnesota Twins 27 55 0.329 23 17–27 10–28
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 52 32 0.619 28–12 24–20
Houston Astros 44 39 0.530 24–17 20–22
Seattle Mariners 43 40 0.518 22–20 21–20
Oakland Athletics 36 47 0.434 15½ 17–26 19–21
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 33 50 0.398 18½ 16–26 17–24

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 50 34 0.595 26–14 24–20
New York Mets 45 37 0.549 4 24–16 21–21
Miami Marlins 43 40 0.518 21–19 22–21
Philadelphia Phillies 38 46 0.452 12 19–23 19–23
Atlanta Braves 28 55 0.337 21½ 13–34 15–21
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 52 30 0.634 26–11 26–19
St. Louis Cardinals 43 39 0.524 9 18–24 25–15
Pittsburgh Pirates 42 41 0.506 10½ 22–19 20–22
Milwaukee Brewers 36 46 0.439 16 22–20 14–26
Cincinnati Reds 30 54 0.357 23 18–25 12–29
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 53 32 0.624 25–16 28–16
Los Angeles Dodgers 48 37 0.565 5 27–15 21–22
Colorado Rockies 37 45 0.451 14½ 18–20 19–25
Arizona Diamondbacks 37 48 0.435 16 14–31 23–17
San Diego Padres 36 47 0.434 16 20–25 16–22
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