MLB Scores & Standings

Cubs pound Phillies

The Chicago Cubs look good against the Philadelphia Phillies while the Boston Red Sox drop their second in a row. The Pittsburgh Pirates extend the longest winning streak in baseball against the Texas Rangers, while the Milwaukee Brewers also seem to be quite hot right now, although it’s not that big of a deal when they do it against the Cincinnati Reds.

St. Louis Cardinals 6  Washington Nationals 2: Jaime Garcia did well on the mound for the Cardinals, Stephen Piscotty made the difference overall with a grand slam home run. Greg Garcia also hit a home run.

Boston Red Sox 5  Toronto Blue Jays 7: The Red Sox climbed back from behind to tie the game in 8th at five runs a piece, but a two run homer by Josh Donaldson, who opened the game with a home run too, gave the Blue Jays the win.

Los Angeles Dodgers 5  New York Mets 6: Jacob DeGrom had a fine start, giving up only three hits in seven innings, but the win went to Jeurys Familia, who didn’t do a very good job. Luckily for him, Curtis Granderson hit a walk off home run to cancel out the four-run inning the Dodgers had in the ninth.

Baltimore Orioles 6  Cleveland Indians 4: With the game tied at 3-3 in the 7th inning, Chris Davis hit a double that scored Manny Machado, followed by a home run from Mike Trumbo, scoring Davis as well.

New York Yankees 4  Tampa Bay Rays 1: After losing two in a row, the Yankees move back up against the worst in the division. Masahiro Tanaka improved to 3-0 with strong seven innings and only two hits allowed. Alex Rodriguez had two RBIs thanks to his home run, Carlos Beltran belted one out too.

Miami Marlins 2  Atlanta Braves 4: The Braves finally win one, coming back from two runs down thanks to Tyler Flowers, Jeff Francoeur and Nick Markakis.

Philadelphia Phillies 2  Chicago Cubs 6: Jon Lester struck out seven in 6.1 innings, getting impressive home run support from Kris Bryant (11 this season), Jorge Soler and David Ross with a three-run blast.

Pittsburgh Pirates 9  Texas Rangers 1: The Pirates stop Cole Hamels, who was on a 12-game win streak, while Jonathon Niese improved to 5-2, mostly thanks to the offense. Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco and Jung Ho Kang hit home runs, with Polanco getting to 31 RBIs this season.

Cincinnati Reds 5  Milwaukee Brewers 9: Aaron Hill hit a couple of home runs and Jonathan Lucroy blasted his 7th of the season, as the Brewers, unlike the Reds, remain respectable thanks to a talented offense.

Chicago White Sox 5  Kansas City Royals 7: The White Sox had a 5-1 lead thanks to a Melky Cabrera grand slam home run and Todd Frazier hitting one deep too. Eric Hosmer’s homer began a six-run rally for the Royals, taking the lead with a Hosmer RBI single.

San Francisco Giants 2  Colorado Rockies 5: Tyler Chatwood gave up only four hits in seven innings without walking anyone, while Matt Cain didn’t make it out of the second inning due to an injury. No home runs this time from the Rockies, simply doubles that scored, with Trevor Story finishing with two RBIs.

San Diego Padres 10  Arizona Diamondbacks 3: A big hitting day for the Padres while Christian Friedrich posted a nice win, striking out five in seven innings. Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs, Matt Kemp hit number 11 this season and Derek Norris blasted one too.

Houston Astros 2  Los Angeles Angels 7: Matt Shoemaker struck out 11 in 8.1 innings, Albert Pujols hit his 10th home run of the season, scoring two on the occasion, and Mike Trout had a 3-RBI double.

Detroit Tigers 4  Oakland Athletics 1: Michael Fulmer shutout the A’s in 7.2 innings, giving up just three hits and one walk. Nick Castellanos made it to 10 home runs this season, J.D. Martinez had a triple that scored Ian Kinsler.

Minnesota Twins 7  Seattle Mariners 2: It’s always surprising to see the Twins win, as Pat Dean struck out eight in seven innings. Joe Mauer hit a home run and so did Miguel Sano, for the team tied with the Braves at the bottom of major league baseball.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 29 19 0.604 18–10 11–9
Baltimore Orioles 27 19 0.587 1 17–8 10–11
Toronto Blue Jays 25 25 0.500 5 10–13 15–12
New York Yankees 23 24 0.489 13–12 10–12
Tampa Bay Rays 21 25 0.457 7 10–14 11–11
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 27 22 0.551 13–12 14–10
Cleveland Indians 25 21 0.543 ½ 11–9 14–12
Kansas City Royals 25 22 0.532 1 14–7 11–15
Detroit Tigers 24 23 0.511 2 12–11 12–12
Minnesota Twins 13 34 0.277 13 8–15 5–19
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Seattle Mariners 28 19 0.596 10–12 18–7
Texas Rangers 27 21 0.562 16–9 11–12
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 22 26 0.458 10–14 12–12
Houston Astros 20 29 0.408 9 13–13 7–16
Oakland Athletics 20 29 0.408 9 8–16 12–13

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 29 20 0.592 14–10 15–10
New York Mets 28 19 0.596 14–8 14–11
Philadelphia Phillies 26 22 0.542 13–9 13–13
Miami Marlins 25 23 0.521 10–13 15–10
Atlanta Braves 13 34 0.277 15 3–20 10–14
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 32 14 0.696 15–6 17–8
Pittsburgh Pirates 28 19 0.596 15–9 13–10
St. Louis Cardinals 25 24 0.510 13–15 12–9
Milwaukee Brewers 22 26 0.458 11 13–12 9–14
Cincinnati Reds 15 33 0.312 18 12–15 3–18
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 30 20 0.600 16–11 14–9
Los Angeles Dodgers 25 24 0.510 13–12 12–12
Colorado Rockies 23 24 0.489 9–10 14–14
Arizona Diamondbacks 21 29 0.420 9 7–18 14–11
San Diego Padres 20 29 0.408 10–15 10–14
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