MLB Scores & Standings

In the American League, things have gotten complicated for the Toronto Blue Jays, slipping down the wild card standings while the Baltimore Orioles take first place, and both the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners are still trying to win a playoff spot. In the National League, the top of the Wild Card Standings remain unchanged as the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals all win their games.

Mark Trumbo home run

Toronto Blue Jays 3  Boston Red Sox 5: The Blue Jays lose their advantage in the wild card standings, and the Tigers only need one win to tie them for second place. David Ortiz hit his 38th home run of the season to break the tie in the 7th inning, scoring two runs to win the game.

Baltimore Orioles 8  New York Yankees 1: The Orioles take first place in the WC standings as Yovani Gallardo had no problems holding the Yankees down, while Mark Trumbo hit his 47th homer of the season, helped out in the power department by Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones.

Miami Marlins 7  Washington Nationals 4: Justin Bour and Christian Yelich both had 2 RBIs each while Bryce Harper had a frustrating day, going o-for-4.

New York Mets 5  Philadelphia Phillies 1: One step closer to clinching the wild card spot, the Mets win their 3rd in a row, led by the 33rd home run this season from Jay Bruce, and a strong performance from Robert Gsellman on the mound.

Chicago Cubs 7  Cincinnati Reds 3: While giving some rest to their usual rotation arms, the Cubs win number 102, led by two home runs and 3 RBIs from Ben Zobrist.

Detroit Tigers 6  Atlanta Braves 2: The Tigers are only 0.5 games behind the Blue Jays, one win from tying their current record. Daniel Norris struck out 8 in 6.2 innings of work, while he had plenty of run support in the form of four home runs: Two for Miguel Cabrera, and one each from Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton.

Tampa Bay Rays 1  Texas Rangers 3: Yu Darvish was terrific with 12 strikeouts in 6 innings while the bullpen did a fantastic job in the remaining 3 innings, while Carlos Beltran and Rougned Odor helped out with a home run each.

Minnesota Twins 3  Chicago White Sox 7: The Twins lose their 103rd game of the season, their worst since moving from Washington to Minneapolis in 1960. Carlos Rodon struck out 10 in six innings, while the offense of Tim Anderson and Melky Cabrera helped out offensively.

Milwaukee Brewers 1  Colorado Rockies 4: Nolan Arenado hit his 41st home run to bring in two runs as the Rockies beat the Brewers.

Cleveland Indians 7  Pittsburgh Pirates 2: Francisco Lindor hit his 15th home run of the season, a 3-run hit to lead the Indians to their 92nd win of the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates 0  St. Louis Cardinals 7: The Pirates couldn’t hold back their division rivals from staying in the playoff race, as Carlos Martinez allowed 5 hits while striking out 9 in 7 innings. The offense came from Jedd Gyorko, Brandon Moss and Matt Holliday (who isn’t staying next season), all hitting home runs. It was probably his final home run for the Cards, who activated him off the DL to see him deliver a pinch hit home run.

San Diego Padres 3  Arizona Diamondbacks 5: Paul Goldschmidt hit a early two-run homer to put the Diamondbacks up by 3 runs. After typically losing the lead, Chris Owings hit a two-run homer to break the tie and win the game.

Houston Astros 1  Los Angeles Angels 7: Rookie Jefry Marte had another terrific performance with 2 hits and a home run, while Kaleb Cowart helped out with 3 RBIs.

Oakland Athletics 1  Seattle Mariners 5: The Mariners remain behind the Tigers, one game behind the Blue Jays, not giving up on that playoff spot. Robinson Cano hit a couple of home runs to continue with his late-season form, while Nelson Cruz blasted his 42nd home run of the season. Taijuan Walker earned the win, allowing only 2 hits and one run in six innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers 3  San Francisco Giants 9: The Giants remain one game ahead of the Cardinals, riding Madison Bumgarner’s 5 strikeouts through 7.1 innings, while the offense Brandon Belt (3 RBIs) and Bumgarner himself (two RBIs) helped make Rich Hill look bad for the first time in Dodgers uniform.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 93 67 0.581 47–32 46–35
Baltimore Orioles 88 72 0.550 5 50–31 38–41
Toronto Blue Jays 87 73 0.544 6 46–35 41–38
New York Yankees 83 77 0.519 10 47–32 36–45
Tampa Bay Rays 66 94 0.412 27 36–45 30–49
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 92 67 0.579 53–28 39–39
Detroit Tigers 86 73 0.541 6 45–35 41–38
Kansas City Royals 81 79 0.506 11½ 47–32 34–47
Chicago White Sox 78 82 0.487 14½ 45–34 33–48
Minnesota Twins 57 103 0.356 35½ 30–51 27–52
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 95 65 0.594 53–26 42–39
Seattle Mariners 86 74 0.537 9 44–35 42–39
Houston Astros 83 77 0.519 12 43–38 40–39
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 73 87 0.456 22 39–40 34–47
Oakland Athletics

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 93 67 0.581 48–31 45–36
New York Mets 86 74 0.537 7 44–37 42–37
Miami Marlins 79 80 0.497 13½ 40–40 39–40
Philadelphia Phillies 70 90 0.438 23 36–43 34–47
Atlanta Braves 66 93 0.415 26½ 29–50 37–43
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 102 57 0.642 57–24 45–33
St. Louis Cardinals 84 76 0.525 18½ 36–43 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 81 0.491 24 38–42 40–39
Milwaukee Brewers 71 89 0.444 31½ 41–40 30–49
Cincinnati Reds 67 93 0.419 35½ 37–42 30–51
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 69 0.569 53–28 38–41
San Francisco Giants 85 75 0.531 6 43–36 42–39
Colorado Rockies 75 85 0.469 16 42–37 33–48
San Diego Padres 68 92 0.425 23 39–42 29–50
Arizona Diamondbacks 67 93 0.419 24 31–48 36–45

American League Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 88 72 0.550 +1
Toronto Blue Jays 87 73 0.544
Detroit Tigers 86 73 0.541 ½
Seattle Mariners 86 74 0.537 1
Houston Astros 83 77 0.519 4
New York Yankees 83 77 0.519 4
Kansas City Royals 81 79 0.506 6
Chicago White Sox 78 82 0.487 9
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 73 87 0.456 14
Oakland Athletics 67 93 0.419 20
Tampa Bay Rays 66 94 0.412 21
Minnesota Twins 57 103 0.356 30

National League Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 86 74 0.537 +1
San Francisco Giants 85 75 0.531
St. Louis Cardinals 84 76 0.525 1
Miami Marlins 79 80 0.497
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 81 0.491
Colorado Rockies 75 85 0.469 10
Milwaukee Brewers 71 89 0.444 14
Philadelphia Phillies 70 90 0.438 15
San Diego Padres 68 92 0.425 17
Arizona Diamondbacks 67 93 0.419 18
Cincinnati Reds 67 93 0.419 18
Atlanta Braves 66 93 0.415 18½
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