MLB Standings & Scores

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Things are getting clearer in the wild card standings, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles both win, creating a safe distance between them and the New York Yankees & Seattle Mariners, three games behind. In the National League, the San Francisco Giants beating the St. Louis Cardinals puts them closer to clinching their spot, while a shutout win by the New York Mets helps their lead over the Cardinals grow.

Milwaukee Brewers 4  Chicago Cubs 5: The Cubs celebrate win number 94 of the season, with Aroldis Chapman delivering a 10th inning with 3 strikeouts to earn the win, thanks to Miguel Montero hitting a walk off home run.

Tampa Bay Rays 4  Baltimore Orioles 5: The Orioles keep their spot in the wild card standings top 2, rallying back from an early 0-4 deficit. A J.J. Hardy single in the 8th tied the game, allowing Jonathan Schoop to score. That was followed by Michael Bourn hitting a sacrifice fly, winning the game.

Miami Marlins 3  Philadelphia Phillies 4: Another game that dragged on into extra inning. In the 13th, with Frank Herrmann doing his work for 2 innings on the mound, it was Jimmy Paredes with the pinch hit RBI that won the game for Philadelphia, in walk-off fashion.

New York Yankees 4  Boston Red Sox 7: The Red Sox keep their 2 game lead on top of the AL East, while the Yankees fall to four games behind the wild card spot, maybe too much to overcome at this point. Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit home runs, as the Yankees lost their third in a row.

Detroit Tigers 4  Cleveland Indians 11: Corey Kluber wasn’t great, but he still got the win, thanks to Mike Napoli with 4 RBIs including his 34th home run, a two-run homer this time. The Tigers fall to 3 games behind the wild card spot.

Pittsburgh Pirates 9  Cincinnati Reds 7: A Jung Ho Kang home run helped the Pirates drag the game into extra innings, and in the 10th David Freese and Jordy Mercer delivered the runs the Reds couldn’t answer to.

Minnesota Twins 0  New York Mets 3: The Mets are closer to the playoffs, opening a 2 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the wild card spot. Bartolo Colon was terrific with 7 innings, 6 k’s and only 3 hits allowed, getting the run support he needed from Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera.

Washington Nationals 7  Atlanta Braves 2: Max Scherzer struck out 8 in 7 innings, Trea Turner hit a 2-run homer, joined by Anthony Rendon and Daniel Murphy in the 2-RBI club for the day.

Oakland Athletics 6  Texas Rangers 7: The Rangers keep their distance from the Indians, winning on a walk-off single by Jonathan Lucroy, scoring 2-runs with his hit, helping the Rangers complete a 4-run comeback.

Chicago White Sox 7  Kansas City Royals 4: Finally a good Chris Sale performance ends with a win, striking out 10 in nine innings of work, while home runs from Carlos Sanchez and Melky Cabrera helped pave the way.

San Diego Padres 7  Colorado Rockies 8: Down by 2 runs entering the ninth, the Rockies rallied back through Carlos Gonzalez, Nick Hundley, and finally winning on a walk-off single from Daniel Descalso.

Los Angeles Dodgers 3  Arizona Diamondbacks 2: One step closer towards winning the NL West, the Dodgers enjoy a strong start in the first inning with Justin Turner hitting an RBI triple and later scoring on a passed ball, while Kenta Maeda picked up the win in a solid 5-inning performance.

Toronto Blue Jays 5  Los Angeles Angels 0: The Blue Jays keep the pace to stay among the two wild card teams in the AL, shutting out the Angels with R.A. Dickey winning his start, while Edwin Encarnacion reached home run number 40 this season, helped out by Troy Tulowitzki, also adding a 2-run homer.

Houston Astros 6  Seattle Mariners 0: The Astros won’t make the playoffs, but with this shutout win in Seattle, they might have made sure the Mariners won’t too. Felix Hernandez had a rough day, not making it through the 5th, conceding two home runs in the fifth to Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez.

St. Louis Cardinals 2  San Francisco Giants 8: The Giants won’t catch up with the Dodgers, and the Dodgers won’t be able to catch them. Matt Moore isn’t great, but with enough run support picks up the win. Buster Posey hit his 13th home run of the season, finishing with 4 RBIs, while Brandon Belt helped out with a couple of RBIs too.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 83 64 0.565 44–32 39–32
Baltimore Orioles 81 66 0.551 2 46–26 35–40
Toronto Blue Jays 81 66 0.551 2 42–32 39–34
New York Yankees 77 70 0.524 6 44–31 33–39
Tampa Bay Rays 63 84 0.429 20 35–40 28–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 85 62 0.578 48–25 37–37
Detroit Tigers 78 69 0.531 7 42–32 36–37
Kansas City Royals 74 73 0.503 11 42–30 32–43
Chicago White Sox 72 75 0.490 13 41–33 31–42
Minnesota Twins 55 93 0.372 30½ 29–46 26–47
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 88 60 0.595 48–22 40–38
Seattle Mariners 78 69 0.531 40–32 38–37
Houston Astros 77 70 0.524 10½ 41–33 36–37
Oakland Athletics 64 83 0.435 23½ 33–42 31–41
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 84 0.429 24½ 33–40 30–44

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 88 59 0.599 46–28 42–31
New York Mets 78 69 0.531 10 39–33 39–36
Miami Marlins 73 74 0.497 15 36–35 37–39
Philadelphia Phillies 66 82 0.446 22½ 33–41 33–41
Atlanta Braves 56 91 0.381 32 24–49 32–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 94 53 0.639 52–21 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 76 71 0.517 18 33–41 43–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 74 0.493 21½ 36–38 36–36
Milwaukee Brewers 66 82 0.446 28½ 39–36 27–46
Cincinnati Reds 62 84 0.425 31½ 36–39 26–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 83 64 0.565 47–27 36–37
San Francisco Giants 79 68 0.537 4 40–33 39–35
Colorado Rockies 70 77 0.476 13 38–35 32–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 62 85 0.422 21 29–47 33–38
San Diego Padres

Wild Card Standings

AL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 81 66 0.551
Toronto Blue Jays 81 66 0.551
Seattle Mariners 78 69 0.531 3
Detroit Tigers 78 69 0.531 3
New York Yankees 77 70 0.524 4
Houston Astros 77 70 0.524 4
Kansas City Royals 74 73 0.503 7
Chicago White Sox 72 75 0.490 9
Oakland Athletics 64 83 0.435 17
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 63 84 0.429 18
Tampa Bay Rays 63 84 0.429 18
Minnesota Twins 55 93 0.372 26½
NL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 79 68 0.537 +1
New York Mets 78 69 0.531
St. Louis Cardinals 76 71 0.517 2
Miami Marlins 73 74 0.497 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 74 0.493
Colorado Rockies 70 77 0.476 8
Milwaukee Brewers 66 82 0.446 12½
Philadelphia Phillies 66 82 0.446 12½
Cincinnati Reds 62 84 0.425 15½
Arizona Diamondbacks 62 85 0.422 16
San Diego Padres 62 85 0.422 16
Atlanta Braves 56 91 0.381 22
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