MLB Scores & Standings

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In the American League, the Boston Red Sox continue to dominate the AL East standings with a win over the Baltimore Orioles, who are second on the wild card standings behind the Toronto Blue Jays, enjoying a safe distance from the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. In the National League, the San Francisco Giants losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers helped the St. Louis Cardinals tie with them for the second wild card playoff spot, while the New York Mets, despite losing to the Atlanta Braves, remain on top of the wild card standings.

Chicago White Sox 3  Kansas City Royals 8: Robin Ventura stays the entire nine innings and picks up the win, while Kendrys Morales carried on with his terrific late-season surge, hitting home run 29 to drive in 3 runs. Paulo Orlando and Alcides Escobar hit homers too.

Boston Red Sox 5  Baltimore Orioles 2: The Red Sox got two 2-run homers from Mookie Betts and David Ortiz, while Rick Porcello did enough in his complete game, that included 7 k’s, to pick him his 21st win of the season.

Atlanta Braves 7  New York Mets 3: The Mets remain at the top of the wild card standings despite the loss. Aaron Blair has his first win in 13 starts, carried by the offense of Freddie Freeman (4 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBIs).

Washington Nationals 3  Miami Marlins 4: A 5th inning 3-run homer from Danny Espinosa helped the Nats lead for a short while, but Derek Dietrich and Ichiro Suzuki helped drive in runs in the following inning for the win.

Los Angeles Angels 2  Texas Rangers 3: The Rangers come from behind with a home run by Elvis Andrus to tie the game in the 7th, and an Ian Desmond RBI in the 9th for the walk off victory.

Cincinnati Reds 2  Chicago Cubs 5: After some offensive struggles, the Cubs are back to big hitting again, leaning on home runs by Addonis Russell, Wilson Contreras and Jason Heyward, driving in two with his big hit. Jason Hammel struck out 6 in his 7-inning effort.

St. Louis Cardinals 5  Colorado Rockies 3: The Cards win their 3 in a row, which means they’re now tied with the Giants for the second wild card spot. Carlos Martinez earned the win in 5 innings of work, also helping out with his bat, helping score two in the 4th with a double.

Houston Astros 4  Oakland Athletics 2: Evan Gattis opened the game with a home run by the A’s matched and took the lead. In the 8th, Tyler White came on to pinch hit and tie the game, followed by a 2-runsingle from Marwin Gonzalez for the win.

Toronto Blue Jays 3  Seattle Mariners 2: The Blue Jays are once again tied with the Orioles for the two wild card tickets, pushing the Mariners back a bit. Marco Estrada was fantastic in 7 innings of work, allowing just one hit while striking out 8. Juan Encarnacion hit his 41st home run of the season, driving in two.

San Francisco Giants 1  Los Angeles Dodgers 2: Madison Bumgarner had a good game, striking out 10 and allowing one hit. But the Dodgers came back from the one-run down in the ninth against the bullpen, with RBIs by Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez. The Giants lose their sole hold on one of the two spots in the wild card standings, helping the frustration. Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig almost triggered a brawl, with Bumgarner sparking the exchange for some reason.

Arizona Diamondbacks 2  San Diego Padres 3: The Padres score all 3 runs in the 4th, including a home run by Wil Myers, matching the D-Backs record of 63-87, sharing the bottom of the NL West.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 86 64 0.573 46–32 40–32
Baltimore Orioles 82 68 0.547 4 47–28 35–40
Toronto Blue Jays 82 68 0.547 4 42–32 40–36
New York Yankees 77 72 0.517 44–31 33–41
Tampa Bay Rays 64 85 0.430 21½ 35–40 29–45
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 77 73 0.513 10 45–30 32–43
Chicago White Sox 72 78 0.480 15 41–33 31–45
Minnesota Twins 55 95 0.367 32 29–46 26–49
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 89 62 0.589 49–24 40–38
Seattle Mariners 79 71 0.527 41–34 38–37
Houston Astros 79 71 0.527 41–33 38–38
Oakland Athletics 66 84 0.440 22½ 33–43 33–41
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 65 85 0.433 23½ 35–40 30–45

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 88 62 0.587 46–28 42–34
New York Mets 80 70 0.533 8 41–34 39–36
Miami Marlins 75 75 0.500 13 37–35 38–40
Philadelphia Phillies 67 82 0.450 20½ 34–41 33–41
Atlanta Braves 59 91 0.393 29 26–49 33–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 95 55 0.633 53–23 42–32
St. Louis Cardinals 79 71 0.527 16 33–41 46–30
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 75 0.497 20½ 36–38 38–37
Milwaukee Brewers 68 82 0.453 27 39–36 29–46
Cincinnati Reds 63 87 0.420 32 37–41 26–46
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 65 0.567 48–27 37–38
San Francisco Giants 79 71 0.527 6 40–35 39–36
Colorado Rockies 72 78 0.480 13 40–36 32–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 63 87 0.420 22 30–48 33–39
San Diego Padres 63 87 0.420 22 34–38 29–49

Wild Card Standings

American League
W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 89 62 0.589
Cleveland Indians 86 63 0.577
Boston Red Sox 86 64 0.573

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 82 68 0.547
Toronto Blue Jays 82 68 0.547
Detroit Tigers 79 70 0.530
Seattle Mariners 79 71 0.527 3
Houston Astros 79 71 0.527 3
New York Yankees 77 72 0.517
Kansas City Royals 77 73 0.513 5
Chicago White Sox 72 78 0.480 10
Oakland Athletics 66 84 0.440 16
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 65 85 0.433 17
Tampa Bay Rays 64 85 0.430 17½
Minnesota Twins 55 95 0.367 27

National League

W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 95 55 0.633
Washington Nationals 88 62 0.587
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 65 0.567

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 80 70 0.533 +1
St. Louis Cardinals 79 71 0.527
San Francisco Giants 79 71 0.527
Miami Marlins 75 75 0.500 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 75 0.497
Colorado Rockies 72 78 0.480 7
Milwaukee Brewers 68 82 0.453 11
Philadelphia Phillies 67 83 0.447 12
Arizona Diamondbacks 63 87 0.420 16
Cincinnati Reds 63 87 0.420 16
San Diego Padres 63 87 0.420 16
Atlanta Braves 59 91 0.393 20
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