MLB Standings & Scores

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The AL East standings mayhem continues, due to the New York Yankees shutting out the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Toronto Blue Jays losing and the Baltimore Orioles beating the Boston Red Sox, keeping the Yankees just behind the last two in the wild card standings. In the National League wild card standings the San Francisco Giants keep messing up, having almost no lead at all over the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Chicago Cubs.

Los Angeles Dodgers 0  New York Yankees 3: The Yankees refuse to go away, back to two games behind the wild card spot with this shutout win, which came thanks to the bullpen and bench: Adam Warren got the win, and home runs from Jacoby Ellsbury, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez took care of offense.

New York Mets 4  Washington Nationals 3: The Mets hand on to their wild card playoff spot in this NL East battle. Two RBI singles by the Nats in the 9th sent the game into extra innings, but a 10th inning home run by T.J. Rivera won it for the Mets, keeping them ahead of the Cardinals.

Pittsburgh Pirates 5  Philadelphia Phillies 3: The Phillies had the lead in the 9th, as Jeanmar Gomez was trying to close. But Sean Rodriguez hit a 3-run homer out of nowhere, winning the game for the Bucs.

Tampa Bay Rays 6  Toronto Blue Jays 2: Losing means the Blue Jays are not only 2nd in the AL East, but tied with the Orioles at 79-65. Drew Smyly earned the win, which kicked off with a 3-run homer by Alexei Ramirez, helped out by Steven Souza Jr. with a home run of his own, and 3 runs in the game overall.

Baltimore Orioles 6  Boston Red Sox 3: The Orioles refuse to led the Red Sox escape the division, with early home runs from J.J. Hardy and Nolan Reimold giving them a 5-run cushion which proved to be enough.

Minnesota Twins 8  Detroit Tigers 1: The Tigers fall to 2 games behind the wild card spots, struggling against 8 innings of Kyle Gibson’s pitching, while Jorge Polanco with a home run and 4 RBIs caused them the most damage.

Miami Marlins 7  Atlanta Braves 5: Five games behind the Mets, it’s probably too late for the Marlins. Ichiro Suzuki hit an RBI single and finished with 2 runs thanks to a triple, while Christian Yelich made it to 91 RBIs this season with a couple in this game.

Milwaukee Brewers 4  Cincinnati Reds 6: Dan Straily had a good game, allowing only 3 hits in 8 innings while striking out 8 as well. Joey Votto hit a solo home to start the game and an RBI single to tie things, leading a nice Reds run to win it.

Oakland Athletics 5  Kansas City Royals 4: Maybe the last nail in the playoff hopes coffin for the Royals, as the A’s score 4 runs in the 8th to come from behind and win it, with a home run by Ryon Healy and a pinch-hit double from Yonder Alonso getting the job done.

Cleveland Indians 1  Chicago White Sox 8: Jose Quintana pitched well in another big win for the White Sox over the Indians, exploding in the 6th inning with 7 runs after the game was tied. Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier and Carlos Sanchez had 2 RBIs each.

Texas Rangers 3  Houston Astros 2: The Rangers came from a 1-run deficit in the ninth to win the game, getting a tying RBI single from Elvis Andrus, and the winning RBI from Jurickson Profar.

Chicago Cubs 2  St. Louis Cardinals 4: The Cardinals keep the pace with the Mets, still sitting 0.5 games behind them, with home runs from Brandon Moss and Aledmys Diaz helping them dispatch the Cubs, both of them two-run homers.

Colorado Rockies 4  Arizona Diamondbacks 11: Bad pitching and plenty of hitting in this series, as usual. This time, Jean Segura stood out for the Diamondbacks with a couple of home runs, helped with another by Brandon Drury.

Seattle Mariners 8  Los Angeles Angels 0: The seventh straight win for the Mariners, putting them 2.5 games behind. Taijuan Walker throws a terrific and surprising 3-hitter to help out Nelson Cruz, Norichika Aoki and Seth Smith with the big offense.

San Diego Padres 6  San Francisco Giants 4: The Giants are really making things complicated for themselves, blowing a 3-1 lead in the 9th inning, as Ryan Schimpf hit a 3-run homer to take the lead and put the Giants only one game over the 3rd placed Cardinals in the wild card standings.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 81 63 0.562 42–31 39–32
Toronto Blue Jays 79 65 0.549 2 42–31 37–34
Baltimore Orioles 79 65 0.549 2 45–25 34–40
New York Yankees 77 67 0.535 4 44–30 33–37
Tampa Bay Rays 61 83 0.424 20 35–40 26–43
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 83 61 0.576 47–25 36–36
Detroit Tigers 77 67 0.535 6 41–31 36–36
Kansas City Royals 74 70 0.514 9 42–27 32–43
Chicago White Sox 70 74 0.486 13 40–32 30–42
Minnesota Twins 54 91 0.372 29½ 29–46 25–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 87 59 0.596 47–22 40–37
Seattle Mariners 77 68 0.531 40–31 37–37
Houston Astros 75 70 0.517 11½ 40–33 35–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 81 0.438 23 33–37 30–44
Oakland Athletics 62 82 0.431 24 33–42 29–40

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 86 59 0.593 45–28 41–31
New York Mets 77 68 0.531 9 38–33 39–35
Miami Marlins 72 73 0.497 14 36–35 36–38
Philadelphia Phillies 64 81 0.441 22 31–40 33–41
Atlanta Braves 56 89 0.386 30 24–47 32–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 92 52 0.639 51–20 41–32
St. Louis Cardinals 76 68 0.528 16 33–40 43–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 70 73 0.490 21½ 36–38 34–35
Milwaukee Brewers 64 81 0.441 28½ 39–36 25–45
Cincinnati Reds 62 82 0.431 30 36–37 26–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 81 63 0.562 47–27 34–36
San Francisco Giants 77 67 0.535 4 38–32 39–35
Colorado Rockies 69 76 0.476 12½ 37–35 32–41
San Diego Padres 61 84 0.421 20½ 33–38 28–46
Arizona Diamondbacks 60 84 0.417 21 27–46 33–38

Wild Card Standings

American League National League
W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 87 59 0.596
Cleveland Indians 83 61 0.576
Boston Red Sox 81 63 0.562

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 79 65 0.549
Baltimore Orioles 79 65 0.549
Detroit Tigers 77 67 0.535 2
New York Yankees 77 67 0.535 2
Seattle Mariners 77 68 0.531
Houston Astros 75 70 0.517
Kansas City Royals 74 70 0.514 5
Chicago White Sox 70 74 0.486 9
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 81 0.438 16
Oakland Athletics 62 82 0.431 17
Tampa Bay Rays 61 83 0.424 18
Minnesota Twins 54 91 0.372 25½
W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 92 52 0.639
Washington Nationals 86 59 0.593
Los Angeles Dodgers 81 63 0.562

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 77 67 0.535
New York Mets 77 68 0.531
St. Louis Cardinals 76 68 0.528 ½
Miami Marlins 72 73 0.497 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 70 73 0.490 6
Colorado Rockies 69 76 0.476 8
Philadelphia Phillies 64 81 0.441 13
Milwaukee Brewers 64 81 0.441 13
Cincinnati Reds 62 82 0.431 14½
San Diego Padres 61 84 0.421 16
Arizona Diamondbacks 60 84 0.417 16½
Atlanta Braves 56 89 0.386 21
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