MLB Scores & Standings

Jacoby Ellsbury

The New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays, which combined with the Boston Red Sox losing to the San Diego Padres really helped out the Baltimore Orioles, beating up the Tampa Bay Rays with a two-hitter from Ubaldo Jimenez, moving up in the AL East and maintaining their hold on the 2nd slot in the AL Wild Card Standings. The St. Louis Cardinals got back to winning, which means they’re holding off the New York Mets in the NL Wild Card race, while the San Francisco Giants lose their 4th in a row, getting further and further away from the Los Angeles Dodgers on top of the NL West.

Chicago Cubs 7  Milwaukee Brewers 2: Another great game for Kyle Hendricks, with his ERA down to 2.07 after giving up one run in six innings. As for offense, Chris Coghlan got 3 RBIs off of two hits, as the Cubs scored their 7 runs in between Chris Carter and Ryan Braun Home runs.

Toronto Blue Jays 3  New York Yankees 5: Good news for the Orioles with this Yankees win, riding 3 RBIs by Jacoby Ellsbury, including his 7th home run of the season. Masahiro Tanaka enjoyed the support, and Dellin Betances looked great with his 9th save of the season, flourishing since moving to the closer role.

New York Mets 5  Cincinnati Reds 0: The Mets win their third in a row to keep the pressure up on the Cardinals, with Bartolo Colon throwing for six innings in the shutout for his 13th win of the season. Kelly Johnson and Matt Reynolds helped him out with home runs.

Philadelphia Phillies 6  Miami Marlins 2: The Marlins drop their fourth in a row, taking a hit in their playoff chase, while Freddy Galvis shined with a two-run homer, and Jerad Eickhoff earned the win in a good season for him, that doesn’t show in the win-loss record.

Baltimore Orioles 7  Tampa Bay Rays 3: The Orioles obviously prefer to finish first and not have to go through the wild card one-game playoff, once again getting closer to the Blue Jays and Red Sox, as Ubaldo Jimenez threw a two-hitter in 9 innings, getting run support from Chris Davis with his 34th home run, and Jonathan Schoop with a couple of RBIs.

Kansas City Royals 11  Minnesota Twins 5: Another team trying to get into the wild card are the Royals. Home runs from Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer cancelled out the huge day Brian Dozier was having, hitting 3 home runs of his own.

St. Louis Cardinals 12  Pittsburgh Pirates 6: The Cardinals remain one game ahead of the Mets, while the Pirates continue to sink into the playoff-less abyss. Jedd Gyorko and Matt Adams hit home runs, but more than anyone it was Adam Wainwright, finishing with 3 RBIs off of his single in the 4th.

Los Angeles Angels 10  Oakland Athletics 7: The Angels have been pretty hot lately, although too late to really make a difference in this season. Kole Calhoun hit a home run and Albert Pujols made it to 110 RBIs with a couple in this game.

Atlanta Braves 4  Washington Nationals 6: The Nats should clone Max Scherzer, as good things happen to them when he’s on the mound. Trea Turner and Chris Heisey both hit home runs, splitting the six RBIs, as Mark Melancon almost let the win slip away by giving up two runs in the end.

Detroit Tigers 5  Chicago White Sox 3: Another good Chris Sale game (8 innings) goes to waste, as the White Sox implode in extra innings. Justin Upton hit a 3-run homer to make it a second consecutive game of him coming up with the winning hit. Miguel Cabrera had two home runs.

Texas Rangers 6  Seattle Mariners 14: Felix Hernandez didn’t have the best of starts, but he did earn the win, enjoying terrific run support from Robinson Cano (32 home runs) and Franklin Gutierrez with 3 hits and 4 RBIs.

San Francisco Giants 0  Colorado Rockies 6: The Giants fall to four games behind the Dodgers, getting shut down by Chad Bettis, allowing only two hits while striking out 7 in nine innings. Carlos Gonzalez hit his 25th home run of the season, a grand slam homer that helped the Rockies move up to 5-0 in the 3rd.

Boston Red Sox 1  San Diego Padres 2: A second straight loss for the Red Sox brings the Tigers and Orioles closer to them, with 11 batters fanned by Edwin Jackson, as Drew Pomeranz was on the mound for another loss, this time against his former team.

Houston Astros 6  Cleveland Indians 2: Another playoff hopeful, the Astros got going with a two-run homer by Alex Bregman and never looked back, holding the Indians to 7 hits the entire game.

Arizona Diamondbacks 2  Los Angeles Dodgers 10: Another easy win for the Dodgers, giving Zack Greinke a rough return, as he didn’t make it out of the 5th inning, allowing 8 runs by the time he was pulled off. Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal all hit home runs, while Kenta Maeda struck out 8 in 6.1 innings of work.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 77 60 0.562 40–28 37–32
Boston Red Sox 76 61 0.555 1 41–30 35–31
Baltimore Orioles 75 62 0.547 2 45–25 30–37
New York Yankees 71 65 0.522 38–28 33–37
Tampa Bay Rays 58 78 0.426 18½ 34–39 24–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 79 57 0.581 45–24 34–33
Detroit Tigers 75 62 0.547 39–28 36–34
Kansas City Royals 71 66 0.518 42–25 29–41
Chicago White Sox 65 72 0.474 14½ 35–30 30–42
Minnesota Twins 51 87 0.370 29 27–43 24–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 82 56 0.594 47–22 35–34
Houston Astros 73 64 0.533 39–29 34–35
Seattle Mariners 70 67 0.511 11½ 38–30 32–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 62 75 0.453 19½ 32–33 30–42
Oakland Athletics 58 79 0.423 23½ 31–39 27–40

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 80 57 0.584 39–26 41–31
New York Mets 72 66 0.522 38–33 34–33
Miami Marlins 68 70 0.493 12½ 33–33 35–37
Philadelphia Phillies 61 76 0.445 19 30–39 31–37
Atlanta Braves 54 84 0.391 26½ 22–44 32–40
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 89 48 0.650 51–20 38–28
St. Louis Cardinals 72 64 0.529 16½ 30–37 42–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 68 0.496 21 34–34 33–34
Milwaukee Brewers 60 77 0.438 29 37–36 23–41
Cincinnati Reds 57 79 0.419 31½ 34–35 23–44
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 60 0.562 45–27 32–33
San Francisco Giants 73 64 0.533 4 38–30 35–34
Colorado Rockies 66 71 0.482 11 36–34 30–37
Arizona Diamondbacks 58 79 0.423 19 25–43 33–36
San Diego Padres 57 80 0.416 20 31–34 26–46

Wild Card Standings

American League National League
W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 82 56 0.594
Cleveland Indians 79 57 0.581
Toronto Blue Jays 77 60 0.562

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 76 61 0.555 +1
Baltimore Orioles 75 62 0.547
Detroit Tigers 75 62 0.547
Houston Astros 73 64 0.533 2
New York Yankees 71 65 0.522
Kansas City Royals 71 66 0.518 4
Seattle Mariners 70 67 0.511 5
Chicago White Sox 65 72 0.474 10
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 62 75 0.453 13
Tampa Bay Rays 58 78 0.426 16½
Oakland Athletics 58 79 0.423 17
Minnesota Twins 51 87 0.370 24½
W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 89 48 0.650
Washington Nationals 80 57 0.584
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 60 0.562

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 73 64 0.533
St. Louis Cardinals 72 64 0.529
New York Mets 72 66 0.522 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 68 0.496
Miami Marlins 68 70 0.493 5
Colorado Rockies 66 71 0.482
Philadelphia Phillies 61 76 0.445 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 60 77 0.438 12½
Arizona Diamondbacks 58 79 0.423 14½
Cincinnati Reds 57 79 0.419 15
San Diego Padres 57 80 0.416 15½
Atlanta Braves 54 84 0.391 19
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