MLB Scores & Standings

The New York Yankees got to slow down the Boston Red Sox in the opener to another weekend series between the rivals. The St. Louis Cardinals now have the major’s longest winning streak, while the San Diego Padres got to stun the Los Angeles Dodgers with a couple of late home runs.

Atlanta Braves 5  St. Louis Cardinals 8: The Cards win their 7th in a row, dominating early and late. Paul DeJong finished with 3 RBIs on 2 hits and Adam Wainwright picked up win number 12 this season on 5 innings of work.

Baltimore Orioles 4  Oakland Athletics 5: The A’s stop the losing streak thanks to a home run from Matt Olson and the work of the bullpen, including Santiago Casilla who picked up the win.

Yankees beat Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 4  New York Yankees 5: The Red Sox opened with 3 runs, but the Yankees responded with 5 in the 8th, beginning with a 2-run homer by Aaron Hicks and finishing with Aroldis Chapman in a shaky save.

Chicago Cubs 8  Arizona Diamondbacks 3: The Cubs maintain their one game lead in the NL Central with a comfortable win over the D-Backs, which included home runs from Kyle Schwarber and Alex Avila.

Cincinnati Reds 11  Milwaukee Brewers 10: In a game with non-stop offense, the players who stood out were Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez for the Reds, both with 3 hits, and Eric Thames on the Brewers, getting 3 hits and 3 RBIs.

Cleveland Indians 5  Tampa Bay Rays 0: Carlos Carrasco looked terrific in the 8-inning shutout, giving up just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 10 batters. Among the offense producers was Edwin Encarnacion, hitting his 23rd home run of the season.

Colorado Rockies 3  Miami Marlins 6: Giancarlo Stanton hit his 40th home run of the season, as the Marlins came back from 1-3 down to score 5 runs in the 6th and 8th, including a 2-RBI single by Tomas Telis.

Houston Astros 4  Texas Rangers 6: The first game of the latest edition of this Texas rivalry had a surprising finish, as the Astros lost their 4th consecutive game. The Rangers ran to a 6-0 lead before letting it slightly slip away from them, with Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo both picking up 2 RBIs.

Kansas City Royals 3  Chicago White Sox 6: The Royals lose their 5th straight game to fall under .500, as Reynaldo Lopez put in a strong performance in his White Sox debut, while Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer.

Los Angeles Angels 6  Seattle Mariners 5: The Angels match the Mariners at 59-58, coming back from 4 runs down entering the 7th. Albert Pujols’ single started the run, and C.J. Cron grounding in to shortstop combined with an error by Jean Segura allowed Mike Trout to score the winning run.

Minnesota Twins 9  Detroit Tigers 4: The Twins keep the pressure on the Indians and their sights on a playoff spot with an impressive offensive display that included 3 RBIs for both Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario, the latter hitting his 15th home run of the season.

New York Mets 7  Philadelphia Phillies 6: In a topsy turvy game, it was Amed Rosario hitting his first home run that finished the job, breaking a 6-6 tie in the 9th before A.J. Ramos got the save.

Pittsburgh Pirates 4  Toronto Blue Jays 2: The Pirates are at .500 again, despite Andrew McCutchen leaving the game with a sore knee. Jameson Taillon was sharp on the mound for 6 innings, and the Pirates scored all of their runs in the 3rd innings.

Manuel Margot Home Run
Manuel Margot, San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres 4  Los Angeles Dodgers 3: Despite 3 hits and 2 RBIs from Cody Bellinger, the Padres topped their Northern neighbours, with home runs from Manuel Margot and Jose Pirela turning the game around after heading into the 7th behind by one run.

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 65 49 0.570 36–20 29–29
New York Yankees 60 53 0.531 32–20 28–33
Tampa Bay Rays 59 57 0.509 7 31–27 28–30
Baltimore Orioles 57 58 0.496 35–23 22–35
Toronto Blue Jays 54 60 0.474 11 29–27 25–33
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 60 52 0.536 31–27 29–25
Minnesota Twins 57 56 0.504 27–33 30–23
Kansas City Royals 57 57 0.500 4 32–27 25–30
Detroit Tigers 52 62 0.456 9 28–26 24–36
Chicago White Sox 44 68 0.393 16 24–29 20–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 71 43 0.623 33–25 38–18
Seattle Mariners 59 56 0.513 12½ 32–27 27–29
Los Angeles Angels 58 58 0.500 14 33–26 25–32
Texas Rangers 54 59 0.478 16½ 28–26 26–33
Oakland Athletics 50 65 0.435 21½ 31–28 19–37

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 68 45 0.602 32–23 36–22
Miami Marlins 53 60 0.469 15 27–28 26–32
Atlanta Braves 51 61 0.455 16½ 26–30 25–31
New York Mets 51 61 0.455 16½ 26–32 25–29
Philadelphia Phillies 42 70 0.375 25½ 23–29 19–41
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 59 54 0.522 29–26 30–28
St. Louis Cardinals 59 56 0.513 1 33–26 26–30
Milwaukee Brewers 59 58 0.504 2 31–29 28–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 58 0.496 3 32–26 25–32
Cincinnati Reds 48 67 0.417 12 29–31 19–36
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 81 33 0.711 47–13 34–20
Colorado Rockies 65 49 0.570 16 35–21 30–28
Arizona Diamondbacks 64 50 0.561 17 37–20 27–30
San Diego Padres 50 64 0.439 31 29–27 21–37
San Francisco Giants 46 70 0.397 36 27–32 19–38
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