MLB Standings & Scores

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The Chicago Cubs shutting out the St. Louis Cardinals clinched them the playoff spot, with Jon Lester and Anthony Rizzo doing most of the work, allowed the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants to remain at the top of the National League Wild Card Standings despite both of them losing. In the AL East, the Boston Red Sox still lead despite losing to a Mark Trumbo home run for the Baltimore Orioles. The Toronto Blue Jays also lost, putting them behind the O’s in the playoff standings, with the Seattle Mariners (hottest team in the majors) and the New York Yankees (losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers) right behind them.

Tampa Bay Rays 8  Toronto Blue Jays 1: The Rays once again cause chaos, dropping the Blue Jays behind the Orioles, although still in the wild card spot. Corey Dickerson and Kevin Kiermaier both hit two-run homers while Alex Cobb allowed only 2 hits in his 6.2 innings start, as the Blue Jays fall for the second time in a row.

Chicago Cubs 7  St. Louis Cardinals 0: A tremendous performance by the Cubs, with Jon Lester striking out 8 while allowing only 3 hits, and Anthony Rizzo hitting a couple of home runs (3 RBIs, 31 season home runs) to keep their division rivals out of the wild card 2 spot. The Cubs clinch the playoff spot with 17 games left to play.

San Diego Padres 3  San Francisco Giants 1: The Padres complete a stunning sweep of the Giants, who still hold a wild card spot, but could end up with nothing. Luis Perdomo did a very good job, allowing only 4 hits and striking out 5, and Yangervis Solarte with the opening run made it to 68 RBIs this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers 2  New York Yankees 0: The Dodgers open a 5 game lead over the Giants, while the Yankees fall to 2 games behind in the wild card playoff race, managing only 3 this against a returning Clayton Kershaw and company. The Dodgers saved their runs for the finish, as Justin Turner hit an RBI single in the 9th, followed by a throwing error from Dellin Betances allowing him to score a run himself.

New York Mets 0  Washington Nationals 1: Tanner Roark struck out 7 while giving up 3 hits in 7 innings, as the Mets loss didn’t drop them from the wild card playoff spot thanks to the Cardinals losing as well.

Baltimore Orioles 1  Boston Red Sox 0: Kevin Gausman and Rick Porcello both did a terrific job in their duel, allowing only 4 hits in 8 innings. However, Porcello gave up a home run to Mark Trumbo in the 2nd inning, while the Red Sox got nothing out of their offense.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2  Philadelphia Phillies 6: Tommy Joseph and Freddy Galvis both hit their 19th home runs of the season, as the Pirates keep sinking, and the Phillies look more and more like a team that’s in the right direction.

Minnesota Twins 6  Detroit Tigers 9: The Tigers are one game behind the Blue Jays in the wild card standings, enjoying Miguel Cabrera’s 33rd home run of the season, while Ian Kinsler had 4 hits and 3 RBIs.

Miami Marlins 7  Atlanta Braves 5: Jose Fernandez earned the win despite a less than stellar performance, and a ball nearly hitting him when he was batting caused the benches to clear. In the end, Marcell Ozuna hitting a 3-run homer and following that up with a sacrifice fly put the Marlins ahead for good.

Milwaukee Brewers 7  Cincinnati Reds 0: Junior Guerra pitched 6 innings in the shutout, while home runs from Scooter Gennett and Domingo Santana (3-run homer) made the difference on offense.

Oakland Athletics 8  Kansas City Royals 0: The Royals won’t be making the playoffs like that, dropping their third in a row to the A’s. Marcus Semien and Yonder Alonso both had 2-RBI doubles to lead the way, while Sean Manaea led the way on the mound.

Cleveland Indians 6  Chicago White Sox 1: Great job from Josh Tomlin in his 5-inning start, while Coco Crisp hit a 3-run homer to add something which hasn’t happened much since his arrival from Oakland.

Texas Rangers 4  Houston Astros 8: Probably not enough for the Astros to really join in the wild card playoff chase, being 3.5 games behind and three teams between them. George Springer hit his 27th home run of the season and Joe Musgrove earned the win while striking out 7 in 6.1 innings of work.

Colorado Rockies 6  Arizona Diamondbacks 11: A third straight win for the Diamondbacks, with two home runs by Jean Segura, who had 5 hits on the day. Chris Owings hit a home run too, and so did a very hot right now Brandon Drury.

Seattle Mariners 2  Los Angeles Angels 1: The 8th straight win for the Mariners, putting them only 1.5 games behind the Blue Jays. Hisashi Iwakuma did the work from the mound, while solo home runs from Kyler Seager and Nelson Cruz brought the offense necessary.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 81 64 0.559 42–32 39–32
Baltimore Orioles 80 65 0.552 1 45–25 35–40
Toronto Blue Jays 79 66 0.545 2 42–32 37–34
New York Yankees 77 68 0.531 4 44–31 33–37
Tampa Bay Rays 62 83 0.428 19 35–40 27–43
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 84 61 0.579 47–25 37–36
Detroit Tigers 78 67 0.538 6 42–31 36–36
Kansas City Royals 74 71 0.510 10 42–28 32–43
Chicago White Sox 70 75 0.483 14 40–33 30–42
Minnesota Twins 54 92 0.370 30½ 29–46 25–46
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 87 60 0.592 47–22 40–38
Seattle Mariners 78 68 0.534 40–31 38–37
Houston Astros 76 70 0.521 10½ 41–33 35–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 82 0.434 23 33–38 30–44
Oakland Athletics 63 82 0.434 23 33–42 30–40

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 87 59 0.596 46–28 41–31
New York Mets 77 69 0.527 10 38–33 39–36
Miami Marlins 73 73 0.500 14 36–35 37–38
Philadelphia Phillies 65 81 0.445 22 32–40 33–41
Atlanta Braves 56 90 0.384 31 24–48 32–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 93 52 0.641 51–20 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 76 69 0.524 17 33–41 43–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 70 74 0.486 22½ 36–38 34–36
Milwaukee Brewers 65 81 0.445 28½ 39–36 26–45
Cincinnati Reds 62 83 0.428 31 36–38 26–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 63 0.566 47–27 35–36
San Francisco Giants 77 68 0.531 5 38–33 39–35
Colorado Rockies 69 77 0.473 13½ 37–35 32–42
San Diego Padres 62 84 0.425 20½ 33–38 29–46
Arizona Diamondbacks 61 84 0.421 21 28–46 33–38

Wild Card Standings

AL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 80 65 0.552 +1
Toronto Blue Jays 79 66 0.545
Detroit Tigers 78 67 0.538 1
Seattle Mariners 78 68 0.534
New York Yankees 77 68 0.531 2
Houston Astros 76 70 0.521
Kansas City Royals 74 71 0.510 5
Chicago White Sox 70 75 0.483 9
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 82 0.434 16
Oakland Athletics 63 82 0.434 16
Tampa Bay Rays 62 83 0.428 17
Minnesota Twins 54 92 0.370 25½
NL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 77 68 0.531
New York Mets 77 69 0.527
St. Louis Cardinals 76 69 0.524 ½
Miami Marlins 73 73 0.500 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 70 74 0.486 6
Colorado Rockies 69 77 0.473 8
Milwaukee Brewers 65 81 0.445 12
Philadelphia Phillies 65 81 0.445 12
Cincinnati Reds 62 83 0.428 14½
San Diego Padres 62 84 0.425 15
Arizona Diamondbacks 61 84 0.421 15½
Atlanta Braves 56 90 0.384 21
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