MLB Standings & Scores

The division leaders around the league had a nice opening to June, including the New York Yankees destroying the Toronto Blue Jays, the Arizona Diamondbacks shining in front of empty seats in Miami and the Minnesota Twins showing impressive defense and offense against the slumping Angels.

Oakland Athletics 0  Cleveland Indians 8: The Indians remain a tad behind the Twins in the AL Central after an impressive performance by Corey Kluber, striking out 10 and allowing just 2 hits in 6 innings. Michael Brantley with a couple of RBIs was the best player offensively.

Milwaukee Brewers 2  New York Mets 1: The Brewers win their 2nd in a row to keep their lead over the Cards in the NL Central, getting a gem out of Chase Anderson with 3 hits in 7 innings and 7 strikers. Hernan Perez had 3 hits in 4 at-bats, including a 3rd inning double that opened the scoring.

Los Angeles Dodgers 0  St. Louis Cardinals 2: Adam Wainwright hit a home run and looked terrific in his 6-inning start, allowing only 4 hits. The Cards win their second in a row, and are now 1.5 games behind the Brewers.

Colorado Rockies 6  Seattle Mariners 3: The Rockies remain tied with the Diamondbacks on top of the NL West, with home runs from Mark Reynolds (14th this season) and Nolan Arenado (13th this season) doing most of the damage.

Boston Red Sox 5  Baltimore Orioles 7: Wade Miley’s excellent 7-innings almost didn’t cut it after some poor relief pitching, but 4 home run bombs from the Orioles, including number 12 this season for Chris Davis, were enough to give the Orioles a 2nd consecutive win and put some pressure on 2nd place Boston.

Aaron Judge

New York Yankees 12  Toronto Blue Jays 2: The Yankees now open a 3-game lead on top of the AL East. C.C. Sabathia has now pitched 4 straight wins, striking out 7 in 6.1 innings not allowing any runs. Gary Sanchez finished with 2 homers and 3 RBIs.

Arizona Diamondbacks 3  Miami Marlins 2: Most of the attention in this game was pointed at the empty stands in Marlins Park. Season ticket holders didn’t show up, and there were probably less than 2000 in attendance. Zack Greinke allowed 4 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings, striking out 8, getting run support from Paul Goldschmidt with 40 RBIs this season.

Minnesota Twins 4  Los Angeles Angels 2: Besides the Twins pulling off the team’s first triple play since 2006, there was also Miguel Sano hitting his 13th home run of the season and a 9th inning comeback, as a Jason Castro single gave them the lead and Joe Mauer walking with the bases loaded made sure they had a big enough cushion for the bottom of the 9th.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 31 20 0.608 17–8 14–12
Boston Red Sox 29 24 0.547 3 17–10 12–14
Baltimore Orioles 28 24 0.538 18–8 10–16
Tampa Bay Rays 29 27 0.518 16–13 13–14
Toronto Blue Jays 26 28 0.481 15–13 11–15
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 27 23 0.540 12–18 15–5
Cleveland Indians 28 24 0.538 12–14 16–10
Detroit Tigers 25 28 0.472 12–10 13–18
Chicago White Sox 24 28 0.462 4 12–11 12–17
Kansas City Royals 22 30 0.423 6 13–13 9–17
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 38 16 0.704 20–10 18–6
Los Angeles Angels 28 29 0.491 11½ 17–10 11–19
Texas Rangers 26 28 0.481 12 17–10 9–18
Seattle Mariners 25 30 0.455 13½ 14–10 11–20
Oakland Athletics 23 30 0.434 14½ 15–10 8–20

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 33 19 0.635 16–9 17–10
New York Mets 23 29 0.442 10 13–17 10–12
Atlanta Braves 22 29 0.431 10½ 10–12 12–17
Miami Marlins 21 31 0.404 12 11–16 10–15
Philadelphia Phillies 17 34 0.333 15½ 10–13 7–21
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 29 25 0.537 14–15 15–10
St. Louis Cardinals 26 25 0.510 14–15 12–10
Chicago Cubs 25 27 0.481 3 14–11 11–16
Cincinnati Reds 24 28 0.462 4 14–13 10–15
Pittsburgh Pirates 24 30 0.444 5 14–13 10–17
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Arizona Diamondbacks 34 22 0.607 21–8 13–14
Colorado Rockies 34 22 0.607 15–13 19–9
Los Angeles Dodgers 33 22 0.600 ½ 21–8 12–14
San Diego Padres 22 33 0.400 11½ 12–14 10–19
San Francisco Giants 22 33 0.400 11½ 13–14 9–19
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