MLB Standings & Scores

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The Wild Card Standings in the National League keep switching, this time the New York Mets grabbing one of the spots after crushing the Atlanta Braves, while the St. Louis Cardinals lost to a 9th inning home run by Ryan Braun. In the American League, the Boston Red Sox open up a bigger lead in the AL East by beating the Toronto Blue Jays, while the New York Yankees lost, giving the Baltimore Orioles some breathing room after they beat the Detroit Tigers.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  New York Yankees 2: The Yankees playoff bid takes a hit with the end of their 7-game winning streak. The Rays hit 3 home runs off of Luis Cessa and that was it, while Matt Andriese helped out with 5 innings and earning the win.

Boston Red Sox 11  Toronto Blue Jays 8: The Red Sox open a 2-game lead over the Blue Jays and Orioles, lifted from behind by David Ortiz with a 3-run homer that put them ahead for good. Boston used 9 pitchers in the win.

Baltimore Orioles 3  Detroit Tigers 1: The Orioles win 2 in a row vs Detroit, pushing them back in the wild card chase. Chris Tillman didn’t pitch much better than Justin Verlander, but ended up getting the win, thanks to the home runs of Jonathan Schoop and Michael Bourn.

Los Angeles Dodgers 0  Miami Marlins 3: The Marlins hold the Dodgers to only 4 hits, with Jose Urena in charge of the four-hitting, needing one out for the complete game. Christian Yelich and Justin Bour made the offense tick with an RBI each.

New York Mets 10  Atlanta Braves 3: The Mets retake the playoff spot from the Cardinals in the Wild Card standings, carried by good 7-inning pitching from Seth Lugo, and a grand slam home run from Yoenis Cespedes, his 30th homer of the season.

Philadelphia Phillies 2  Washington Nationals 3: The Nats win their third in a row against Philadelphia, with Gio Gonzalez tossing 7 strong innings, providing Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon a cushion for their runs to mean something.

Cincinnati Reds 8  Pittsburgh Pirates 0: The Reds shutout the Pirates as Brandon Finnegan gets the win, while lead off man Tyler Holt stood out with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, including one triple.

Kansas City Royals 2  Chicago White Sox 0: The Royals keep themselves in the playoff picture with a shutout of the White Sox, as Ian Kennedy (six innings, only one hit) leads the way. Chris Sale struck out 12 in 8 innings of work, but his offense didn’t help. Kennedy got runs from Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer, both with solo homers.

Cleveland Indians 7  Minnesota Twins 1: The Indians are only one game behind the Rangers for the AL Home field right, enjoying a 3-run homer by Carlos Santana and a 7-inning, 10-strikeout performance from Corey Kluber.

Milwaukee Brewers 2  St. Louis Cardinals 1: The Brewers mess the wild card spot for the Cardinals, as Ryan Braun hit a 9th inning home run to win the game, despite Tyler Thornburg ruining the work of Zach Davies in the previous inning.

Texas Rangers 2  Los Angeles Angels 3: Jered Weaver struck out 8 while holding the Rangers to only 4 hits in 6.2 innings. Andrelton Simmons hit a couple of home runs for the Angels, including in the sixth inning, responding to Adrian Beltre, and taking the lead for good.

Seattle Mariners 3  Oakland Athletics 2: Mike Zunino opened the game with a 2-run homer and the A’s tied it up. However, a 9th inning RBI single by Ketel Marte had no response, as the M’s moved on to win their 5th in a row, putting them 3.5 games behind the wild card spot.

San Francisco Giants 5  Arizona Diamondbacks 3: The Giants make sure no one threatens their wild card spot, while they move to 3 games behind the Dodgers. Matt Moore struck out 11, Denard Span hit his 10th home run of the season, and the Giants completed the D-Backs sweep.

Colorado Rockies 3  San Diego Padres 2: The Rockies win with a 10th inning home run from Mark Reynolds, hit 13th of the year.

Chicago Cubs 9  Houston Astros 5: The Cubs continue to lead the NL Central and the majors, thwarting the Astros dreams of postseason games. Jake Arrieta wasn’t great but still earned the win, while Addison Russell and Jose Soler hit home runs, as the Cubs scored the first nine runs of the game.

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 78 64 0.549 45–25 33–39
New York Yankees 76 66 0.535 43–29 33–37
Tampa Bay Rays 60 82 0.423 19½ 35–40 25–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 83 59 0.585 47–25 36–34
Detroit Tigers 76 66 0.535 7 40–30 36–36
Kansas City Royals 74 68 0.521 9 42–25 32–43
Chicago White Sox 68 74 0.479 15 38–32 30–42
Minnesota Twins 53 90 0.371 30½ 29–46 24–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 85 59 0.590 47–22 38–37
Houston Astros 75 68 0.524 40–31 35–37
Seattle Mariners 75 68 0.524 40–31 35–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 79 0.444 21 33–35 30–44
Oakland Athletics 60 82 0.423 24 33–42 27–40

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 85 58 0.594 44–27 41–31
New York Mets 76 67 0.531 9 38–33 38–34
Miami Marlins 71 72 0.497 14 36–35 35–37
Philadelphia Phillies 63 80 0.441 22 30–39 33–41
Atlanta Braves 55 88 0.385 30 23–46 32–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 91 51 0.641 51–20 40–31
St. Louis Cardinals 75 67 0.528 16 32–39 43–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 72 0.489 21½ 36–38 33–34
Milwaukee Brewers 64 79 0.448 27½ 39–36 25–43
Cincinnati Reds 60 82 0.423 31 34–37 26–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 62 0.563 47–27 33–35
San Francisco Giants 77 65 0.542 3 38–30 39–35
Colorado Rockies 69 74 0.483 11½ 37–35 32–39
San Diego Padres 59 84 0.413 21½ 33–38 26–46
Arizona Diamondbacks 58 84 0.408 22 25–46 33–38

Wild Card Standings

American League National League
W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 85 59 0.590
Cleveland Indians 83 59 0.585
Boston Red Sox 79 62 0.560

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 78 64 0.549
Baltimore Orioles 78 64 0.549
Detroit Tigers 76 66 0.535 2
New York Yankees 76 66 0.535 2
Houston Astros 75 68 0.524
Seattle Mariners 75 68 0.524
Kansas City Royals 74 68 0.521 4
Chicago White Sox 68 74 0.479 10
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 79 0.444 15
Oakland Athletics 60 82 0.423 18
Tampa Bay Rays 60 82 0.423 18
Minnesota Twins 53 90 0.371 25½
W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 91 51 0.641
Washington Nationals 85 58 0.594
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 62 0.563

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 77 65 0.542 +1½
New York Mets 76 67 0.531
St. Louis Cardinals 75 67 0.528 ½
Miami Marlins 71 72 0.497 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 72 0.489 6
Colorado Rockies 69 74 0.483 7
Milwaukee Brewers 64 79 0.448 12
Philadelphia Phillies 63 80 0.441 13
Cincinnati Reds 60 82 0.423 15½
San Diego Padres 59 84 0.413 17
Arizona Diamondbacks 58 84 0.408 17½
Atlanta Braves 55 88 0.385 21
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