MLB Standings & Scores

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Things are getting clearer in the AL East as the Boston Red Sox come from behind once again to beat the New York Yankees. The Wild Card standings spots belong to the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, closer to clinching a playoff spot. In the National League, the New York Mets now top the wild card standings along with the San Francisco Giants, while the St. Louis Cardinals are only two games behind.

Milwaukee Brewers 11  Chicago Cubs 3: Both teams had 8 hits each, but Ryan Braun made his count, hitting two home runs to finish with 5 RBIs, helped out by Chris Carter, who hit home run number 35 this season with a grand slam.

Pittsburgh Pirates 10  Cincinnati Reds 4: The Pirates started with six runs and never looked back. Sean Rodriguez hit his 15th home run of the season, while Jameson Taillon, who earned the win on the mound, also picked up his first RBI with a single.

Pittsburgh Pirates 7  Cincinnati Reds 3: The Pirates sweep the doubleheader, this time getting two home runs from Rodriguez, as Juan Nicasio earns the win, once again doing a very good job since moving to the bullpen.

New York Yankees 5  Boston Red Sox 6: The Red Sox keep coming from behind to beat the Yankees, this time with a Xander Bogaerts home run to put them in the game, and Mookie Betts with an RBI and then scoring off a wild pitch by Adam Warren.

Washington Nationals 3  Atlanta Braves 7: Josh Collmenter struck out 8 as the Braves won a rare one against the Nats, with Nick Markakis finishing with 2 RBIs, and Anthony Recker helping out with a couple as well.

Detroit Tigers 0  Cleveland Indians 1: Carlos Carrasco breaks his hand and is out for the season, as an Ian Kinsler line drive hit him and ended his year. Justin Verlander pitched well but his offense couldn’t support, while the Indians won in the 10th inning off a Jose Ramirez single in the 10th.

Tampa Bay Rays 5  Baltimore Orioles 2: A loss the Orioles could afford considering the other results, giving up Evan Longoria’s 35th home run of the season, while Matt Andriese did a decent enough job in his 5.1 innings start to earn the win.

Miami Marlins 0  Philadelphia Phillies 8: Jeremy Hellickson was terrific in his complete game, tossing a 3-hitter and striking out 5. Offense came from A.J. Ellis with 3 RBIs and Tommy Joseph with a couple.

Minnesota Twins 2  New York Mets 3: The Mets continue their surge, now tied with the Giants for the first spot in the NL Wild Card standings. Curtis Granderson was huge for them in extra innings, trying the game with a home run in the 11th, and winning it with a walk off homer in the 12th.

Kansas City Royals 3  Chicago White Sox 2: Hunter Dozier and Eric Hosmer hit RBI singles in the 5th inning to take the Royals over the top, and hang on for the win in Chicago with some solid bullpen pitching.

Oakland Athletics 11  Texas Rangers 2: Yu Darvish had a rough outing, giving up a couple of home runs, including a 3-run homer to Marcus Semien, his 26th of the season.

San Diego Padres 0  Colorado Rockies 8: Jon Gray struck out 16 while tossing a 4-hitter to set a new franchise record, supported by the bats of Nolan Arenado (38th home run of the season) and a couple of long bombs from Tom Murphy.

Los Angeles Dodgers 6  Arizona Diamondbacks 2: The Dodgers are closer and closer to clinching the division, getting home run number 23 this season by Joc Pederson, while Shelby Miller’s record fell to 2-12 this season, with a 7.10 ERA.

Toronto Blue Jays 1  Los Angeles Angels 6: Albert Pujols hit his 30th home run of the season (111 RBIs) as Francisco Liriano had a bad day on the mound in Anaheim, with the Blue Jays doing an awful job in scoring situations, going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring positions.

St. Louis Cardinals 3  San Francisco Giants 2: The Cards are still out of the top 2 in the wild card standings, but things are interesting. They scored twice in the 9th, with a sacrifice fly by Kolten Wong winning the game.

Houston Astros 2  Seattle Mariners 1: Mike Fiers threw a 3-hitter in six innings, enough for a two-RBI single by Yulieski Gurriel to help his team win the game.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 84 64 0.568 45–32 39–32
Toronto Blue Jays 81 67 0.547 3 42–32 39–35
Baltimore Orioles 81 67 0.547 3 46–27 35–40
New York Yankees 77 71 0.520 7 44–31 33–40
Tampa Bay Rays 64 84 0.432 20 35–40 29–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 86 62 0.581 49–25 37–37
Detroit Tigers 78 70 0.527 8 42–32 36–38
Kansas City Royals 75 73 0.507 11 43–30 32–43
Chicago White Sox 72 76 0.486 14 41–33 31–43
Minnesota Twins 55 94 0.369 31½ 29–46 26–48
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 88 61 0.591 48–23 40–38
Seattle Mariners 78 69 0.531 9 40–32 38–37
Houston Astros 77 70 0.524 10 41–33 36–37
Oakland Athletics 65 83 0.439 22½ 33–42 32–41
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 64 84 0.432 23½ 34–40 30–44

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 88 60 0.595 46–28 42–32
New York Mets 79 69 0.534 9 40–33 39–36
Miami Marlins 73 75 0.493 15 36–35 37–40
Philadelphia Phillies 67 82 0.450 21½ 34–41 33–41
Atlanta Braves 57 91 0.385 31 25–49 32–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 94 54 0.635 52–22 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 77 71 0.520 17 33–41 44–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 74 0.500 20 36–38 38–36
Milwaukee Brewers 67 82 0.450 27½ 39–36 28–46
Cincinnati Reds 62 86 0.419 32 36–41 26–45
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 84 64 0.568 47–27 37–37
San Francisco Giants 79 69 0.534 5 40–34 39–35
Colorado Rockies 71 77 0.480 13 39–35 32–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 62 86 0.419 22 29–48 33–38
San Diego Padres 62 86 0.419 22 33–38 29–48

Wild Card Standings

AL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 81 67 0.547
Baltimore Orioles 81 67 0.547
Seattle Mariners 78 69 0.531
Detroit Tigers 78 70 0.527 3
Houston Astros 77 70 0.524
New York Yankees 77 71 0.520 4
Kansas City Royals 75 73 0.507 6
Chicago White Sox 72 76 0.486 9
Oakland Athletics 65 83 0.439 16
Tampa Bay Rays 64 84 0.432 17
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 64 84 0.432 17
Minnesota Twins 55 94 0.369 26½
NL Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 79 69 0.534
New York Mets 79 69 0.534
St. Louis Cardinals 77 71 0.520 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 74 0.500 5
Miami Marlins 73 75 0.493 6
Colorado Rockies 71 77 0.480 8
Milwaukee Brewers 67 82 0.450 12½
Philadelphia Phillies 67 82 0.450 12½
Arizona Diamondbacks 62 86 0.419 17
San Diego Padres 62 86 0.419 17
Cincinnati Reds 62 86 0.419 17
Atlanta Braves 57 91 0.385 22
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