MLB Scores & Standings

Ben Zobrist

The Chicago Cubs get the Washington Nationals back with a close win, the Texas Rangers reach win number 40 this season with some big hitting, and both the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals maintain the longest winning streak in Baseball, mostly turning to their pitchers to finish the job.

Philadelphia Phillies 3  Toronto Blue Jays 11: A grand slam home run by Josh Donaldson and homer number 16 this season for Edwin Encarnacion stood out as the Blue Jays demolished the Phillies, with Marcus Stroman having a strong performance on the mound.

Baltimore Orioles 3  Boston Red Sox 2: Home runs from Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop, combined with a great day from Chris Tillman (7 IP, 7 k’s, one run allowed) gave the Orioles a small win against Boston, taking the lead in the AL East.

Cincinnati Reds 3  Atlanta Braves 1: Jay Bruce hit his 15th home run of the season, turning out to be a three-run homer. The rest? Brandon Finnegan and the bullpen kept the Braves on just oneS run and five hits.

Chicago Cubs 4  Washington Nationals 3: The Cubs win their first game of the series, leading most of the way but then letting it slip from them through Hector Rondo blowing the save. Still, Albert Almora saved the day with an RBI single in the ninth.

Pittsburgh Pirates 4  New York Mets 0: An impressive performance from Jameson Taillon, throwing 8 innings, allowing only two hits. Offense came from Jung Ho Kang and Starling Marte, both hitting two-run homers.

Seattle Mariners 7  Tampa Bay Rays 8: The Rays got three home runs in the game, including a three-run homer from Evan Longoria (16 this season). The Rays were behind by three runs heading into their turn during the 7th, but Longoria’s homer tied the game, followed by Corey Dickerson scoring a game-winning single. He also had a home run earlier.

Detroit Tigers 11  Chicago White Sox 8: A big lead for the Tigers slowly vanished, but they managed to hang on. Justin Upton stood out with 4 RBIs, hitting a double and a triple to score teammates.

Cleveland Indians 2  Kansas City Royals 3: The two better (so far) AL Central teams mostly hit home runs to score, and the more important one came in the 8th inning. Salvador Perez hit his 10th of the season to turn a 1-2 deficit into a win.

Houston Astros 5  St. Louis Cardinals 2: Great job from Doug Fister in 7.1 innings of work, who also hit the clutch single in the 7th, bringing home two runners. Colby Rasmus hit a single home run earlier for Houston.

New York Yankees 10  Colorado Rockies 13: Two teams now tied at 31-33, and both hitting the ball 15 times. The Rockies made more from it, including home runs for Trevor Story, Carlos Gonzalez and Ryan Raburn.

Los Angeles Dodgers 7  Arizona Diamondbacks 4: The Dodgers hit four home runs to overcome the Diamondbacks, two of them by Joc Pederson and one to finish the game from Chase Utley.

Minnesota Twins 4  Los Angeles Angels 5: Another poor performance from Ervin Santana helps the Angels get back on the winning track, as early home runs from Johnny Giavotella and Kole Calhoun paved the way.

Texas Rangers 10  Oakland Athletics 6: The Rangers did just about enough damage early to let their so-so pitching situation stay with the win. Robinson CHirinos, Ryan Rua and Elvis Andrus, not guys known for their power, all got home runs.

Miami Marlins 5  San Diego Padres 2: The Marlins scored all five runs in the first inning, including a grand slam home run from Jeff Mathis, while Tom Koehler and the bullpen kept the Padres from coming back.

Milwaukee Brewers 2  San Francisco Giants 3: The hottest team in Baseball relied on Madison Bumgarner, with 8 Ks in 8 innings, allowing only four hits and two runs, to get them a 4th consecutive win. The little offense they needed came from Brandon Crawford and Angel Pagan.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 37 26 0.587 24–11 13–15
Boston Red Sox 36 27 0.571 1 19–13 17–14
Toronto Blue Jays 36 31 0.537 3 18–16 18–15
New York Yankees 31 33 0.484 18–14 13–19
Tampa Bay Rays 30 32 0.484 14–16 16–16
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 35 29 0.547 17–12 18–17
Kansas City Royals 34 30 0.531 1 21–7 13–23
Detroit Tigers 33 31 0.516 2 17–13 16–18
Chicago White Sox 32 33 0.492 16–17 16–16
Minnesota Twins 20 44 0.312 15 12–21 8–23
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 40 25 0.615 24–10 16–15
Seattle Mariners 34 30 0.531 15–18 19–12
Houston Astros 31 35 0.470 17–14 14–21
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 28 37 0.431 12 14–20 14–17
Oakland Athletics 27 37 0.422 12½ 14–17 13–20

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 40 25 0.615 19–12 21–13
New York Mets 34 29 0.540 5 15–13 19–16
Miami Marlins 34 31 0.523 6 14–16 20–15
Philadelphia Phillies 30 35 0.462 10 16–16 14–19
Atlanta Braves 18 46 0.281 21½ 7–27 11–19
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 44 19 0.698 22–8 22–11
St. Louis Cardinals 35 29 0.547 15–17 20–12
Pittsburgh Pirates 33 31 0.516 11½ 18–15 15–16
Milwaukee Brewers 30 35 0.462 15 19–17 11–18
Cincinnati Reds 26 39 0.400 19 17–19 9–20
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 40 26 0.606 21–13 19–13
Los Angeles Dodgers 34 32 0.515 6 17–14 17–18
Colorado Rockies 31 33 0.484 8 14–16 17–17
Arizona Diamondbacks 29 38 0.433 11½ 13–24 16–14
San Diego Padres 26 40 0.394 14 15–20 11–20
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