MLB Standings & Scores

The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox and say goodbye to David Ortiz, but are eliminated from the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates end their shortened game in a draw, the first one in 11 years. The St. Louis Cardinals stay alive although still behind the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a Yadier Molina 9th inning double, which was actually a mistake by the umpires.

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Arizona Diamondbacks 3  Washington Nationals 5: Reynaldo Lopez, not for the first time, earned the win coming out of the bullpen, while home runs by Pedro Severino and Wilmer Difo made the difference.

Boston Red Sox 1  New York Yankees 5: The Yankees win again, but it isn’t enough to avoid being eliminated from making the playoffs. David Ortiz played his final game at Yankees Stadium, watching C.C. Sabathia put on a show for 7.1 innings, while Starlin Castro, Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks had two hits and one RBI each.

Chicago Cubs 1  Pittsburgh Pirates 1: The first tie in the majors since 2005 due to the rain stopping the game after six innings.

Baltimore Orioles 4  Toronto Blue Jays 0: The Orioles tie their record to the Blue Jays, as both teams remain 1.5 clear of missing the playoffs. Ubaldo Jimenez earned the win for holding the Blue Jays at 0 through 6.2 innings, while Manny Machado and Matt Wieters helped out offensively.

Philadelphia Phillies 2  Atlanta Braves 5: The Braves saw Freddie Freeman’s 30-game hitting streak come to an end, but Matt Kemp with his 107th RBI and two by Rio Ruiz helped them win for a 3rd straight time.

Minnesota Twins 7  Kansas City Royals 6: Byron Buxton has a big day with a double and a triple, helped out by Kennys Vargas with his 10th home run of the season.

Cincinnati Reds 3  St. Louis Cardinals 4: A very controversial win, as Yadier Molina’s double in the 9th shouldn’t have counted, as his hit was an actual ground rule double, which meant Matt Carpenter should have advanced to third, not reach home. But the umpires missed it, the Reds figured it out too late, and the Cardinals, really needing a break, got away with slight cheating to try and keep up with the Mets and Giants.

Tampa Bay Rays 5  Chicago White Sox 3: Jose Quintana wasn’t bad in his start, but his offense wasn’t up for the task of beating Chris Archer, avoiding picking up his 20th loss this season. Mikie Mahtook hit a home run for the Rays.

Los Angeles Dodgers 9  San Diego Padres 4: Joc Pederson had 3 RBIs while the Dodgers didn’t try and give anyone of their pitchers too long of a time on the mound. Justin Turner made it to 90 RBIs this season with his sixth inning single.

Oakland Athletics 2  Seattle Mariners 3: A 7th inning homer by Mike Zunino along with good pitching by Steve Cishek out of the bullpen helped the Mariners stay two games behind the Orioles and the Blue Jays.

Colorado Rockies 2  San Francisco Giants 7: The Giants remain ahead of the Cardinals, enjoying Johnny Cueto striking out 11 in 7 innings of work, and also helped the Giants score with a bunt that resulted in some defensive mistakes on the Rockies part.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 92 67 0.579 46–32 46–35
Toronto Blue Jays 87 72 0.547 5 46–35 41–37
Baltimore Orioles 87 72 0.547 5 50–31 37–41
New York Yankees 83 76 0.522 9 47–31 36–45
Tampa Bay Rays 66 93 0.415 26 36–45 30–48
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 91 67 0.576 53–28 38–39
Detroit Tigers 85 73 0.538 6 45–35 40–38
Kansas City Royals 81 78 0.509 10½ 47–31 34–47
Chicago White Sox 77 82 0.484 14½ 44–34 33–48
Minnesota Twins 57 102 0.358 34½ 30–51 27–51
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 94 65 0.591 52–26 42–39
Seattle Mariners 85 74 0.535 9 43–35 42–39
Houston Astros 83 76 0.522 11 43–38 40–38
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 72 87 0.453 22 38–40 34–47
Oakland Athletics 67 92 0.421 27 34–47 33–45

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 93 66 0.585 48–30 45–36
New York Mets 85 74 0.535 8 44–37 41–37
Miami Marlins 78 80 0.494 14½ 40–40 38–40
Philadelphia Phillies 70 89 0.440 23 36–42 34–47
Atlanta Braves 66 92 0.418 26½ 29–49 37–43
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 101 57 0.639 57–24 44–33
St. Louis Cardinals 83 76 0.522 18½ 35–43 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 80 0.494 23 38–42 40–38
Milwaukee Brewers 71 88 0.447 30½ 41–40 30–48
Cincinnati Reds 67 92 0.421 34½ 37–41 30–51
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 68 0.572 53–28 38–40
San Francisco Giants 84 75 0.528 7 42–36 42–39
Colorado Rockies 74 85 0.465 17 41–37 33–48
San Diego Padres 68 91 0.428 23 39–42 29–49
Arizona Diamondbacks 66 93 0.415 25 30–48 36–45

American League Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 87 72 0.547
Baltimore Orioles 87 72 0.547
Detroit Tigers 85 73 0.538
Seattle Mariners 85 74 0.535 2
Houston Astros 83 76 0.522 4
New York Yankees 83 76 0.522 4
Kansas City Royals 81 78 0.509 6
Chicago White Sox 77 82 0.484 10
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 72 87 0.453 15
Oakland Athletics 67 92 0.421 20
Tampa Bay Rays 66 93 0.415 21
Minnesota Twins 57 102 0.358 30

National League Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 85 74 0.535 +1
San Francisco Giants 84 75 0.528
St. Louis Cardinals 83 76 0.522 1
Miami Marlins 78 80 0.494
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 80 0.494
Colorado Rockies 74 85 0.465 10
Milwaukee Brewers 71 88 0.447 13
Philadelphia Phillies 70 89 0.440 14
San Diego Padres 68 91 0.428 16
Cincinnati Reds 67 92 0.421 17
Atlanta Braves 66 92 0.418 17½
Arizona Diamondbacks 66 93 0.415 18
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