MLB Standings & Scores

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The interesting playoff race continues, as the Boston Red Sox lose to the Toronto Blue Jays, while the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees keep winning. Translation? Red Sox still lead the AL East, while the Blue Jays and Orioles hang on to the playoff spots, one game ahead of the Yankees & Tigers in the wild card standings. The Los Angeles Dodgers denied Rich Hill a perfect game by pulling him out after 7 innings. Both the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals win their games to hold the top two wild card spots, as the New York Mets fall for the first time in six games.

Boston Red Sox 2  Toronto Blue Jays 3: The Red Sox remain in the AL East lead, but just by one game. Melvin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 2nd, Jose Bautista hit an RBI single in the third, while the Blue Jays rode J.A. Happ and the bullpen to a crucial win in the playoff race.

Chicago Cubs 1  Houston Astros 2: The win brings the Astros to within two games of the wild card ticket, while the Cubs remain on 90 wins. The Astros scored twice in the third, including off a Alex Bregman home run, as Collin McHugh gets to win the duel with John Lackey, although he did throw for only 5 innings.

Seattle Mariners 14  Oakland A’s 3: A 4th straight win for the Mariners, with Felix Hernandez not allowing a single run in six innings, and the offense of Kyle Seager with a home run, and Nelson Cruz with 3 RBIs, keeps them in the playoff picture.

Tampa Bay Rays 1  New York Yankees 5: The Yankees win number 7 in a row, which means still one game behind the Baltimore Orioles for the wild card ticket. Masahiro Tanaka was terrific, striking out 10 in 7.1 innings, as home runs from Gary Sanchez and Jacoby Ellsbury helped with the run support.

Philadelphia Phillies 0  Washington Nationals 3: Max Scherzer had another strong day with 8 k’s in 6.2 innings, but the win didn’t come until the 8th, when Bryce Harper hit a 3-run homer, his 24th of the season, while the Phillies found no response.

Cincinnati Reds 8  Pittsburgh Pirates 7: A 2nd straight loss, and maybe the final nail in the Pirates playoff hopes coffin. Joey Votto finished with 4 hits and 2 runs, including his 29th homer of the season, which helped keep the Pirates just out of reach as they were making a comeback.

Kansas City Royals 6  Chicago White Sox 5: Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon opened the game with home runs, which allowed the Royals to hold off the White Sox, although it might be too late for them to fulfill their playoff hopes.

Baltimore Orioles 11  Detroit Tigers 3: The Orioles push the Tigers back one game with a big and crucial win, as Matt Wieters hit a couple of home runs, joined by Chris Davis (36th of the season) and Adam Jones in the power hitting performance.

Cleveland Indians 1  Minnesota Twins 2: A loss that hurts the Indians chances of catching up with the Rangers for AL home field rights, giving up a 12th inning RBI single to Joe Mauer, ending the game.

New York Mets 3  Atlanta Braves 4: The 6-game winning streak is over, which means the Mets fall out of the wild card spot, trailing the Cardinals by 0.5 games. Adonis Garcia hit an RBI single in the 10th to provide the walk off win. Matt Kemp hit a sixth inning home run to tie things up and give us extra innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers 5  Miami Marlins 0: Rich Hill played a perfect 7-innings, striking out 9, but the Dodgers pulled him out, something he understands, considering his injury problems. The shutout remained, protected with offense from Joe Pederson who hit two home runs, and one each for Justin Turner and Corey Seager.

Milwaukee Brewers 1  St. Louis Cardinals 5: The Cardinals take over wild card spot number 2 again with a second straight win, led by a strong Adam Wainwright performance (8 innings, 7 k’s) and five runs in the 8th inning to come back from one run down.

San Francisco Giants 11  Arizona Diamondbacks 3: Johnny Cueto earned win number 15 this season as the Giants won 2 in a row, holding on to their wild card spot. Hunter Pence hit his 11th home run of the season, while the Giants had 19 hits, and got two RBIs from Brandon Belt.

Colorado Rockies 3  San Diego Padres 6: A great day for Christian Friedrich, striking out 10 in 7 innings while giving up just two hits. Yangervis Solarte provided the best run support with 3 RBIs, helped by Wil Myers with 2 hits and two RBIs.

Texas Rangers 8  Los Angeles Angels 5: Cole Hamels win was destroyed by some bad bullpen pitching, but the Rangers bounced back from blowing the lead and falling behind, getting a 2-run homer from Jonathan Lucroy to take the lead back and hold on to it this time.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 79 62 0.560 41–30 38–32
Toronto Blue Jays 78 63 0.553 1 41–29 37–34
Baltimore Orioles 77 64 0.546 2 45–25 32–39
New York Yankees 76 65 0.539 3 43–28 33–37
Tampa Bay Rays 59 82 0.418 20 35–40 24–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 82 59 0.582 47–25 35–34
Detroit Tigers 76 65 0.539 6 40–29 36–36
Kansas City Royals 73 68 0.518 9 42–25 31–43
Chicago White Sox 68 73 0.482 14 38–31 30–42
Minnesota Twins 53 89 0.373 29½ 29–45 24–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 85 58 0.594 47–22 38–36
Houston Astros 75 67 0.528 40–30 35–37
Seattle Mariners 74 68 0.521 10½ 40–31 34–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 62 79 0.440 22 32–35 30–44
Oakland Athletics 60 81 0.426 24 33–41 27–40

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 84 58 0.592 43–27 41–31
New York Mets 75 67 0.528 9 38–33 37–34
Miami Marlins 70 72 0.493 14 35–35 35–37
Philadelphia Phillies 63 79 0.444 21 30–39 33–40
Atlanta Braves 55 87 0.387 29 23–45 32–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 90 51 0.638 51–20 39–31
St. Louis Cardinals 75 66 0.532 15 32–38 43–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 71 0.493 20½ 36–37 33–34
Milwaukee Brewers 63 79 0.444 27½ 39–36 24–43
Cincinnati Reds 59 82 0.418 31 34–37 25–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 61 0.567 47–27 33–34
San Francisco Giants 76 65 0.539 4 38–30 38–35
Colorado Rockies 68 74 0.479 12½ 37–35 31–39
San Diego Padres 59 83 0.415 21½ 33–37 26–46
Arizona Diamondbacks 58 83 0.411 22 25–45 33–38

Wild Card Standings

American League National League
W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 85 58 0.594
Cleveland Indians 82 59 0.582
Boston Red Sox 79 62 0.560

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 78 63 0.553 +1
Baltimore Orioles 77 64 0.546
Detroit Tigers 76 65 0.539 1
New York Yankees 76 65 0.539 1
Houston Astros 75 67 0.528
Seattle Mariners 74 68 0.521
Kansas City Royals 73 68 0.518 4
Chicago White Sox 68 73 0.482 9
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 62 79 0.440 15
Oakland Athletics 60 81 0.426 17
Tampa Bay Rays 59 82 0.418 18
Minnesota Twins 53 89 0.373 24½
W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 90 51 0.638
Washington Nationals 84 58 0.592
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 61 0.567

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 76 65 0.539 +1
St. Louis Cardinals 75 66 0.532
New York Mets 75 67 0.528 ½
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 71 0.493
Miami Marlins 70 72 0.493
Colorado Rockies 68 74 0.479
Philadelphia Phillies 63 79 0.444 12½
Milwaukee Brewers 63 79 0.444 12½
Cincinnati Reds 59 82 0.418 16
San Diego Padres 59 83 0.415 16½
Arizona Diamondbacks 58 83 0.411 17
Atlanta Braves 55 87 0.387 20½
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