MLB Scores & Standings

The New York Mets clinch one of the wild card playoff spots, leaving the San Francisco Giants to try and hold off the St. Louis Cardinals in the wild card standings. In the American League, the Seattle Mariners are out of the running and the Detroit Tigers have a very small window left, while the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles share the top spot in the wild card standings.

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New York Mets 5  Philadelphia Phillies 3: The Mets clinch the wild card thanks to a two-run homer by James Loney in the sixth inning, making it impossible for the Phillies to catch up from that point.

Pittsburgh Pirates 3  St. Louis Cardinals 4: The Cardinals try to catch up with the Giants for the only remaining wild card spot left in the National League. The Pirates began with a 3-run touchdown from Jung Ho Kang, but the Cardinals slowly made their way back, winning on a Jedd Gyorko home run.

Baltimore Orioles 3  New York Yankees 7: A loss that luckily doesn’t cost the Orioles anything because of other losses to their competition. The Yankees come back from 3 runs down, enjoying big day from Tyler Austin, hitting his 5th home run of the season.

Miami Marlins 1  Washington Nationals 2: Bryce Harper hit an early RBI single and Trea Turner hit a home run, and the Nationals gave Tanner Roark no pressure as he picked up win number 16.

Los Angeles Dodgers 0  San Francisco Giants 3: Clayton Kershaw wasn’t bad, but Ty Blach was fantastic in shutting down the Dodgers offense, getting a home run from Angel Pagan as run support, as the Giants remain in second place of the wild card standings.

Chicago Cubs 4  Cincinnati Reds 7: Eugenio Suarez hit his 21st home run of the season while Joey Votto had 3 RBIs to help down the Cubs.

Cleveland Indians 6  Kansas City Royals 3: The Indians broke the tie in the 8th, first with Rajai Davis scoring on an error, followed by a  double by Francisco Lindor, helping the Indians score two more.

Toronto Blue Jays 4  Boston Red Sox 3: The Blue Jays are tied at first with the Orioles for the wild card standings, winning on a 9th inning sacrifice fly by Ezequiel Carrera.

Minnesota Twins 6  Chicago White Sox 0: Jorge Polanco and Byron Buxton each hit home runs to help the Twins shut down the White Sox in another awful James Shields performance.

Detroit Tigers 3  Atlanta Braves 5: The Braves make it almost impossible for the Tigers to make the playoffs, as Aaron Blair stuns everyone with 10 strikeouts, while home runs from Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis did the work.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  Texas Rangers 1: The Rangers don’t look too impressive in this playoff tuneup. Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson provided the runs in the third inning for the win.

Milwaukee Brewers 4  Colorado Rockies 3: The Brewers win in the 10th inning on a Chris Carter home run, his 41st of the season.

San Diego Padres 9  Arizona Diamondbacks 5: Yasmany Tomas hit his 31st home run of the season, a 3-run homer, and Archie Bradley impressed in the win with 11 strikeouts.

Houston  Astros 3  Los Angeles Angels 0: Collin McHugh shutout the Angels while Evan Gattis provided the offense with a couple of RBIs.

Oakland Athletics 9  Seattle Mariners 8: The A’s end the Mariners playoff hopes, giving up a 10th inning double to Joey Wendle, making it mathematically impossible for them to get a wild card ticket.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 93 68 0.578 47–33 46–35
Baltimore Orioles 88 73 0.547 5 50–31 38–42
Toronto Blue Jays 88 73 0.547 5 46–35 42–38
New York Yankees 84 77 0.522 9 48–32 36–45
Tampa Bay Rays 67 94 0.416 26 36–45 31–49
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 93 67 0.581 53–28 40–39
Detroit Tigers 86 74 0.537 7 45–35 41–39
Kansas City Royals 81 80 0.503 12½ 47–33 34–47
Chicago White Sox 78 83 0.484 15½ 45–35 33–48
Minnesota Twins 58 103 0.360 35½ 30–51 28–52
W L Pct. GB Home Road
(1) Texas Rangers 95 66 0.590 53–27 42–39
Seattle Mariners 86 75 0.534 9 44–36 42–39
Houston Astros 84 77 0.522 11 43–38 41–39
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 73 88 0.453 22 39–41 34–47
Oakland Athletics 68 93 0.422 27 34–47 34–46

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
(2) Washington Nationals 94 67 0.584 49–31 45–36
(4) New York Mets 87 74 0.540 7 44–37 43–37
Miami Marlins 79 81 0.494 14½ 40–40 39–41
Philadelphia Phillies 70 91 0.435 24 36–44 34–47
Atlanta Braves 67 93 0.419 26½ 30–50 37–43
W L Pct. GB Home Road
(1) Chicago Cubs 102 58 0.637 57–24 45–34
St. Louis Cardinals 85 76 0.528 17½ 37–43 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 82 0.487 24 38–42 40–40
Milwaukee Brewers 72 89 0.447 30½ 41–40 31–49
Cincinnati Reds 68 93 0.422 34½ 38–42 30–51
W L Pct. GB Home Road
(3) Los Angeles Dodgers 91 69 0.569 53–28 38–41
San Francisco Giants 85 75 0.531 6 43–36 42–39
Colorado Rockies 75 86 0.466 16½ 42–38 33–48
San Diego Padres 68 93 0.422 23½ 39–42 29–51
Arizona Diamondbacks 68 93 0.422 23½ 32–48 36–45

American League Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 88 73 0.547
Toronto Blue Jays 88 73 0.547
Detroit Tigers 86 74 0.537
Seattle Mariners 86 75 0.534 2
New York Yankees 84 77 0.522 4
Houston Astros 84 77 0.522 4
Kansas City Royals 81 80 0.503 7
Chicago White Sox 78 83 0.484 10
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 73 88 0.453 15
Oakland Athletics 68 93 0.422 20
Tampa Bay Rays 67 94 0.416 21
Minnesota Twins 58 103 0.360 30

National League Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) New York Mets 87 74 0.540 +1
San Francisco Giants 86 75 0.534
St. Louis Cardinals 85 76 0.528 1
Miami Marlins 79 81 0.494
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 82 0.487
Colorado Rockies 75 86 0.466 11
Milwaukee Brewers 72 89 0.447 14
Philadelphia Phillies 70 91 0.435 16
San Diego Padres 68 93 0.422 18
Cincinnati Reds 68 93 0.422 18
Arizona Diamondbacks 68 93 0.422 18
Atlanta Braves 67 93 0.419 18½
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