MLB Standings & Scores

Addison Russell

On a short night of MLB action, the Chicago Cubs used a late two-RBI single from Addison Russell to keep the San Francisco Giants second half of the season quite miserable, while the Miami Marlins stopped the losing streak and beat the New York Mets to narrow the distance between the two teams and their deficit in the wild card standings, thanks to a big day from Christian Yelich, including a 3-run homer.

San Francisco Giants 4  Chicago Cubs 5: A big game with 7 runs in the first 3 innings, and one 2-RBI single from Addison Russell in the 7th to win the game for the Cubs, helping Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant reach home. The Giants started with a two run homer by Hunter Pence, but the Cubs response in the 1st wa RBIs from Bryant, Jason Heyward and Chris Coughlan. After a sacrifice fly to tie the game, the Giants took the lead in the 3rd off a Brandon Crawford grounding out. Joe Smith got the win for the Cubs, striking out 3 in two setup innings. Fourth win in a row for Chicago, Giants two games behind the Dodgers again.

San Diego Padres 6  Atlanta Braves 9: 3rd straight win for the Braves, and their first home sweep of the season. Freddie Freeman kicked things off with a two run homer, and a five-run 5th inning provided the big lead the Padres couldn’t erase. Freeman finished with 3 RBIs.

Miami Marlins 6  New York Mets 4: The Marlins stop their losing to their division rivals, now one game behind the Mets again, and three behind the Cardinals in the Wild Card standings. A good start from Jose Urena helped stop the 5-game losing streak, and a big day for Christian Yelich, including a 3-run homer and 4 RBIs overall ended the disappointing series with something to look forward to.

Chicago White Sox 5  Minnesota Twins 8: The Twins worst losing streak since 1982 is over, with home runs by Byron Buxton and Trevor Plouffe helping the Twins build a 7-2 lead by the 5th inning. Ervin Santana allowed 11 hits in five innings, but earned the win, with 6 k’s to help him out.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 76 57 0.571 40–28 36–29
Boston Red Sox 74 59 0.556 2 41–30 33–29
Baltimore Orioles 72 61 0.541 4 43–24 29–37
New York Yankees 69 63 0.523 37–28 32–35
Tampa Bay Rays 56 76 0.424 19½ 32–37 24–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 76 56 0.576 42–23 34–33
Detroit Tigers 72 61 0.541 39–28 33–33
Kansas City Royals 69 64 0.519 41–23 28–41
Chicago White Sox 63 70 0.474 13½ 35–29 28–41
Minnesota Twins 50 84 0.373 27 26–40 24–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 80 54 0.597 45–21 35–33
Houston Astros 71 62 0.534 39–29 32–33
Seattle Mariners 68 65 0.511 11½ 36–28 32–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 59 74 0.444 20½ 32–33 27–41
Oakland Athletics 57 76 0.429 22½ 30–36 27–40

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 78 55 0.586 38–26 40–29
New York Mets 69 65 0.515 36–32 33–33
Miami Marlins 68 66 0.507 10½ 33–32 35–34
Philadelphia Phillies 60 73 0.451 18 30–36 30–37
Atlanta Braves 51 83 0.381 27½ 22–44 29–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 86 47 0.647 49–19 37–28
St. Louis Cardinals 70 62 0.530 15½ 30–37 40–25
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 64 0.511 18 34–30 33–34
Milwaukee Brewers 57 76 0.429 29 37–35 20–41
Cincinnati Reds 55 77 0.417 30½ 32–33 23–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 74 59 0.556 42–26 32–33
San Francisco Giants 72 61 0.541 2 38–30 34–31
Colorado Rockies 64 69 0.481 10 34–32 30–37
Arizona Diamondbacks 56 77 0.421 18 25–43 31–34
San Diego Padres 55 78 0.414 19 30–34 25–44

AL Wild Card Standings

Boston Red Sox (+2)

Baltimore Orioles (-)

Detroit Tigers (-)

Houston Astros (1 GB)

New York Yankees (2.5)

Kansas City Royals (3)

Seattle Mariners (4)

NL Wild Card Standings

San Francisco Giants (+1.5)

St. Louis Cardinals (-)

New York Mets (2)

Pittsburgh Pirates (2.5)

Miami Marlins (3)

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