MLB May 20 Scores & Standings

Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant

The Chicago Cubs are doing great behind Jake Arrieta, crushing the San Francisco Giants with power as well, while the Baltimore Orioles are just as dominant in the American League, relying on offense more than on their starting pitching.

Atlanta Braves 7  Philadelphia Phillies 1: Matt Wisler struck out seven while allowing just one run and five hits in 6.2 innings, and Freddie Freeman hit a couple of home runs to finish with four RBIs as the Braves continue to look respectable away from home.

Chicago Cubs 8  San Francisco Giants 1: More excellence from Jake Arrieta (8-0, 1.29 ERA), allowing only four hits while striking out 8 in seven innings. Jake Peavy didn’t make it out of the second inning, Kris Bryant, Ben Zobrist and Jorge Soler hit home runs.

Colorado Rockies 1  Pittsburgh Pirates 2: Gerritt Cole didn’t look great in his start but still picked up the win, thanks to David Freese’s single in the sixth inning, breaking the tie and scoring the second run for the Pirates.

Cleveland Indians 4  Boston Red Sox 2: Corey Kluber did a very good job against a great offense, allowing two runs and only five hits. The Indians grabbed the lead in the third thanks to a three-run homer by Jason Kipnis, delivering them to victory.

Tampa Bay Rays 7  Detroit Tigers 5: The Rays grabbed an early three run lead, lost it, went three up once again thanks to a Kevin Kiermaier triple and sealed it with a 7th inning home run by Steve Pearce.

Seattle Mariners 8  Cincinnati Reds 3: The Reds led by three runs heading into the sixth, but the Reds got mixed up with loaded bases in the 7th, walking Kyle Seager and hitting Robinson Cano with a pitch, while Nelson Cruz and Dae-Ho Lee put the umph on the win in the ninth with home runs.

Milwaukee Brewers 2  New York Mets 3: Steven Matz had a great day, allowing only three hits while striking out eight. The Mets won thanks to a two-run homer by Michael Conforto in the sixth, taking them from behind into the lead, sticking with it till the end.

Washington Nationals 4  Miami Marlins 1: Tanner Roark stood out with seven k’s and one run allowed in 6.2 innings. The Nationals scored all their runs in the second inning, including a two-run homer by Michael Taylor.

Kansas City Royals 4  Chicago White Sox 1: Dillon Gee looked good enough before a usual fantastic relief job, as Paulo Orlando stood out with a couple of RBIs off of doubles.

Toronto Blue Jays 9  Minnesota Twins 3: Aaron Sanchez allowed 8 hits but also struck out 7. Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Darwin Barney and Michael Saunders all got home runs, as the Twins “hold” on to 10 wins.

Texas Rangers 2  Houston Astros 1: Colby Lewis stays undefeated with a rare decisions (3-0, 2.75 ERA), as a double by Prince Fielder in the third inning was enough to give the Rangers their two winning runs.

Arizona Diamondbacks 11  St. Louis Cardinals 7: A big 8th and 9th innings by the Diamondbacks gave them enough of a cushion before the Cardinals stormed back in the bottom of the ninth with five runs, eventually stopped by Jake Barrett. Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury hit home runs for the D-Backs.

New York Yankees 8  Oakland Athletics 3: C.C. Sabathia picked up win number 100 with the Yankees, making him only the eighth player in the modern era to win 100 games or more with two teams. He struck out eight while Carlos Beltran and Ronald Torreyes had big days at bat.

Baltimore Orioles 9  Los Angeles Angels 4: A tied game in the 7th turned into something of a rout, as Chris Davis homered number ten of the season to score two and Nolan Reimold added two more RBIs in the next two innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers 6  San Diego Padres 7: The Padres dropped the lead twice, including falling behind (5-6) in the 8th after a Justin Turner home run. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run dinger in the ninth to give the Padres the walk off win and an end to the losing streak.

American League Standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 25 15 0.625 17–8 8–7
Boston Red Sox 25 17 0.595 1 14–9 11–8
Tampa Bay Rays 20 19 0.513 10–11 10–8
Toronto Blue Jays 21 23 0.477 6 9–13 12–10
New York Yankees 19 22 0.463 12–10 7–12
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 25 17 0.595 11–8 14–9
Cleveland Indians 22 17 0.564 11–8 11–9
Kansas City Royals 21 20 0.512 13–7 8–13
Detroit Tigers 19 22 0.463 8–10 11–12
Minnesota Twins 10 31 0.244 14½ 6–12 4–19
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Seattle Mariners 24 17 0.585 8–10 16–7
Texas Rangers 23 19 0.548 14–7 9–12
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 19 23 0.452 8–13 11–10
Oakland Athletics 19 24 0.442 6 8–13 11–11
Houston Astros 17 26 0.395 8 10–11 7–15

National League Standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 26 16 0.619 12–7 14–9
Philadelphia Phillies 24 18 0.571 2 12–8 12–10
New York Mets 23 18 0.561 11–8 12–10
Miami Marlins 21 20 0.512 8–11 13–9
Atlanta Braves 11 30 0.268 14½ 2–17 9–13
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 29 11 0.725 14–6 15–5
Pittsburgh Pirates 23 18 0.561 11–8 12–10
St. Louis Cardinals 22 20 0.524 8 11–12 11–8
Milwaukee Brewers 18 24 0.429 12 12–12 6–12
Cincinnati Reds 15 27 0.357 15 12–13 3–14
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 25 19 0.568 11–11 14–8
Los Angeles Dodgers 21 22 0.488 10–12 11–10
Colorado Rockies 20 21 0.488 8–10 12–11
Arizona Diamondbacks 20 24 0.455 5 7–17 13–7
San Diego Padres 18 25 0.419 9–14 9–11
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