MLB Scores & Standings

Steven Wright

No one is hotter in baseball than the Chicago Cubs following their shutout win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. No one is colder than the Chicago White Sox, losing seven games in a row, held scoreless by the New York Mets.

Chicago White Sox 0  New York Mets 1: The White Sox lose number seven in a row, despite a strong day for Jose Quintana. Matt Harvey gave up only two hits in seven innings, a Neil Walker home run took care of the rest.

San Francisco Giants 3  Atlanta Braves 5: A Brandon Belt home run opened things well for the Giants, but the Braves scored five consecutive runs, including three off of a Mallex Smith triple, in a rough start for Jeff Samardzija, getting no help from his defense.

Los Angeles Dodgers 0  Chicago Cubs 2: A perfect performance by the Cubs bullpen (7 innings) after Jason Hammel left with an injury. No hits, eight strikeouts, while RBIs from Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo in the fifth ruined a solid start for Alex Wood.

Boston Red Sox 7  Baltimore Orioles 2: Xander Bogaerts has now hit for 23 games in a row, while David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Marco Hernandez hit home runs. Steven Wright played all nine innings, allowing four hits while striking out 7.

St. Louis Cardinals 6  Milwaukee Brewers 0: Carlos Martinez struck out 8 in 8 while allowing five hits in the shutout. Matt Holliday hit a home run and Matt Carpenter finished with four hits and three runs.

Minnesota Twins 2  Oakland Athletics 3: A third win in a row for the A’s, as Kendall Graveman finally looks decent on the mound, and RBIs from Marcus Semien and Khris Davis pulled them back from behind to win.

San Diego Padres 3  Seattle Mariners 9: Nathan Karns improved to 5-1 this season mostly thanks to the offense, scoring their runs in the sixth and eighth innings. Kyle Seager and Dae Ho Lee hit home runs, marking it a third straight loss for the Padres.

Cincinnati Reds 11  Colorado Rockies 8: The Rockies took an early 5-1 lead, but the Reds scored 10 consecutive runs, including two home runs by Adam Duvall, making it to 13 this season already.

Houston Astros 8  Arizona Diamondbacks 3: Collin McHugh allowed five hits in a complete game from him while offense courtesy of Jason Castro and Carlos Correa took care of the rest.

Texas Rangers 9  Cleveland Indians 2: Derek Holland got the win while Cesar Ramos filled in with a three-inning relief to close the game. Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer, Nomar Mazara hit a three run homer to set up the Rangers in a third consecutive win.

Washington Nationals 4  Philadelphia Phillies 3: The Nats were behind heading into the 8th, but a Jayson Werth single tied the game, and Daniel Murphy scored both Werth and Ben Revere to pick up the win.

New York Yankees 2  Toronto Blue Jays 4: Some nice pitching from Marco Estrada (only three hits in 8 innings) kept the Yankees at bay, as Edwin Encarnacion reached 40 RBIs this season with a couple in this game, once on a double and another while grounding out to shortstop.

Pittsburgh Pirates 10  Miami Marlins 0: Jeff Locke sizzles as he gives up only three hits in nine innings (struck out only one, though) while Gregory Polanco and Sean Rodriguez hit home runs and David Freese got four hits on five at bats, finishing with a couple of RBIs.

Tampa Bay Rays 2  Kansas City Royals 6: Fourth win in a row for the Royals, who are finally in the green when it comes to run differential. Kelvin Herrera ruined the win for Ian Kennedy, but four runs in the 8th, courtesy of Lorenzo Cain and a three-run homer by Eric Hosmer sealed the deal.

Detroit Tigers 1  Los Angeles Angels 5: The Tigers gave Justin Verlander 0 run support, helping Jhoulys Chacin win the pitchers duel with 10 strikeouts in nine innings, giving up just four hits. C.J. Cron had two hits and an RBI; Albert Pujols had an RBI as well, moving up to 36 this season.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 31 20 0.608 18–10 13–10
Baltimore Orioles 28 21 0.571 2 17–9 11–12
Toronto Blue Jays 27 26 0.509 5 12–14 15–12
New York Yankees 24 26 0.480 13–12 11–14
Tampa Bay Rays 22 27 0.449 8 11–15 11–12
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 28 22 0.560 17–7 11–15
Cleveland Indians 26 23 0.531 12–11 14–12
Chicago White Sox 27 25 0.519 2 13–12 14–13
Detroit Tigers 24 26 0.480 4 12–11 12–15
Minnesota Twins 15 35 0.300 13 8–15 7–20
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 30 21 0.588 18–9 12–12
Seattle Mariners 29 21 0.580 ½ 11–14 18–7
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 23 28 0.451 7 11–16 12–12
Oakland Athletics 23 29 0.442 11–16 12–13
Houston Astros 23 29 0.442 13–13 10–16

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 31 21 0.596 15–11 16–10
New York Mets 29 21 0.580 1 15–10 14–11
Philadelphia Phillies 26 25 0.510 13–10 13–15
Miami Marlins 26 25 0.510 10–14 16–11
Atlanta Braves 15 35 0.300 15 5–21 10–14
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 35 14 0.714 18–6 17–8
Pittsburgh Pirates 29 21 0.580 15–9 14–12
St. Louis Cardinals 27 25 0.519 13–15 14–10
Milwaukee Brewers 23 28 0.451 13 14–14 9–14
Cincinnati Reds 17 34 0.333 19 12–15 5–19
W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 32 21 0.604 16–11 16–10
Los Angeles Dodgers 27 25 0.519 13–12 14–13
Colorado Rockies 23 27 0.460 9–13 14–14
Arizona Diamondbacks 23 30 0.434 9 9–19 14–11
San Diego Padres 20 32 0.385 11½ 10–15 10–17
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