MLB Standings & Scores

Indians winning streak

Nothing is bigger right now than the Cleveland Indians torching the majors, winning their 17th game in a row. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers kept their & the St. Louis Cardinals hopes of chasing down the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central alive by clobbering the division leaders.

Baltimore Orioles 2  Cleveland Indians 4: Win number 17 in a row for the Indians, enjoying terrific bullpen pitching (one hit allowed in 4 innings) while Francisco Lindor stood out by hitting his 28th home run of the season.

Cincinnati Reds 1  New York Mets 6: The Mets held the Reds to only 4 hits, with the W going to Rafael Montero in 5 innings of work. Offensively, it was Norichika Aoki and Kevin Plawecki who stood out, the latter hitting a home run too.

Colorado Rockies 6  Los Angeles Dodgers 5: The Dodgers losing their 9th in a row still gives them a 10-game cushion on top of the NL West. Trevor Story excelled for the Rockies with 2-for-5 at the plate and finishing with 3 RBIs.

Detroit Tigers 4  Toronto Blue Jays 5: The Tigers had a strong start thanks to Miguel Cabrera, but the Blue Jays came back and broke the tie through Kevin Pillar’s 15th home run of the season, finishing the game with 4-for-4 at the plate.

Houston Astros 1  Oakland Athletics 11: The Astros walk in five scored runs, unable to cope with Daniel Gossett and the A’s bullpen pitching. Boog Powell was the best of the Astros hitters, finishing with 3-for-4 and 2 RBIs.

Houston Astros 4  Oakland Athletics 14: The Athletics completed a 25-5 double header demolition of the Astros, that included Chad Pinder hitting two home runs in the second game.

Los Angeles Angels 1  Seattle Mariners 8: The Mariners get a good day on the mound from Andrew Albers, while Nelson Cruz brought the firepower with his 32nd home run of the season, a 3-run homer in this case.

Miami Marlins 5  Atlanta Braves 6: With the game tied 5-5 in the 9th, the Marlins watched the Braves load the bases, and eventually win the game on a walk-off walk by Ender Inciarte. Earlier, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 54th home run of the season.

Milwaukee Brewers 15  Chicago Cubs 2: In  a demolition win that put the Brewers 3 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central, things got out of hand in the 3rd inning, when the Brewers scored 8 runs. Out of everything, there was just one home run, hit by Hernan Perez, who finished the game with 5 RBIs.

Minnesota Twins 2  Kansas City Royals 5: The game was tied at 2-2 entering the 8th, but Eric Hosmer hit a big RBI single to the right which started a 3-run inning, before Brandon Maurer closed the game from the mound.

New York Yankees 3  Texas Rangers 1: Aroldis Chapman is no longer the designated closer, but he did pick up the save with a strong 1-inning performance, while Chase Headley finished with two RBIs, one for a Sac Fly and the other for walking when the bases were loaded.

Philadelphia Phillies 5  Washington Nationals 4: Three scored runs by the Phillies in the 4th opened a 4-run lead, enough of a cushion against the slightly lethargic Nations. Rhys Hoskins stood out with a couple of RBIs, leading the Phillies.

Pittsburgh Pirates 3  St. Louis Cardinals 4: The Pirates had the lead in the 7th after Adam Frazier scored an inside-the-park home run, but Matt Carpenter responded with his 19th home run of the season and Randal Grichuk grounding out to third was enough to add another run, putting the Cards 3 games behind the Cubs.

San Diego Padres 8  Arizona Diamondbacks 7: The Padres scored 6 runs in the 9th inning to cap off a massive comeback from 0-6 down, including two home runs by Wil Myers (4 RBIs) and got the win through a Carlos Asuaje hitting a two-RBI single, aided by David Peralta making a terrible mistake.

San Francisco Giants 1  Chicago White Sox 13: A horrific performance from Jeff Samardzija, giving up four home runs, resulted in the landslide win for the White Sox. Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu both finished with 3 RBIs, each hitting a home run.

Tampa Bay Rays 0  Boston Red Sox 9: The Red Sox shut out the Rays to maintain their 4.5 game lead in the AL Central. Chris Sale (who else) did allow 6 hits, but struck out 8 and improved his ERA to 2.76. Dustin Pedroia hit the team’s only home run, his 7th of the season; a 2-run shot that opened the game. 

American League Standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 81 61 0.570 44–26 37–35
New York Yankees 76 65 0.539 40–27 36–38
Baltimore Orioles 71 71 0.500 10 44–30 27–41
Tampa Bay Rays 70 73 0.490 11½ 36–34 34–39
Toronto Blue Jays 65 77 0.458 16 36–35 29–42
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 86 56 0.606 38–29 48–27
Minnesota Twins 74 68 0.521 12 35–37 39–31
Kansas City Royals 70 71 0.496 15½ 37–34 33–37
Detroit Tigers 60 81 0.426 25½ 32–38 28–43
Chicago White Sox 55 86 0.390 30½ 33–40 22–46
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 86 56 0.606 41–31 45–25
Los Angeles Angels 72 70 0.507 14 38–31 34–39
Texas Rangers 71 70 0.504 14½ 38–31 33–39
Seattle Mariners 71 71 0.500 15 39–35 32–36
Oakland Athletics 62 80 0.437 24 41–33 21–47

National League Standings

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 87 55 0.613 42–28 45–27
Miami Marlins 68 74 0.479 19 36–35 32–39
Atlanta Braves 63 78 0.447 23½ 32–39 31–39
New York Mets 63 79 0.444 24 33–40 30–39
Philadelphia Phillies 54 88 0.380 33 28–37 26–51
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 77 65 0.542 40–31 37–34
Milwaukee Brewers 74 68 0.521 3 39–32 35–36
St. Louis Cardinals 74 68 0.521 3 39–31 35–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 76 0.469 10½ 39–34 28–42
Cincinnati Reds 61 82 0.427 16½ 36–36 25–46
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 50 0.648 52–22 40–28
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 60 0.577 10 45–25 37–35
Colorado Rockies 77 65 0.542 15 41–31 36–34
San Diego Padres 65 78 0.455 27½ 39–35 26–43
San Francisco Giants 56 88 0.389 37 32–38 24–50

AL Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 76 65 0.539 +2½
Minnesota Twins 74 68 0.521
Los Angeles Angels 72 70 0.507 2
Texas Rangers 71 70 0.504
Baltimore Orioles 71 71 0.500 3
Seattle Mariners 71 71 0.500 3
Kansas City Royals 70 71 0.496
Tampa Bay Rays 70 73 0.490
Toronto Blue Jays 65 77 0.458 9
Oakland Athletics 62 80 0.437 12
Detroit Tigers 60 81 0.426 13½
Chicago White Sox 55 86 0.390 18½

NL Wild Card Standings

Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 60 0.577 +5
Colorado Rockies 77 65 0.542
Milwaukee Brewers 74 68 0.521 3
St. Louis Cardinals 74 68 0.521 3
Miami Marlins 68 74 0.479 9
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 76 0.469 10½
San Diego Padres 65 78 0.455 12½
Atlanta Braves 63 78 0.447 13½
New York Mets 63 79 0.444 14
Cincinnati Reds 61 82 0.427 16½
San Francisco Giants 56 88 0.389 22
Philadelphia Phillies 54 88 0.380 23
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