MLB Standings & Scores

Clayton Kershaw

Things were just like before when Clayton Kershaw returned to the mound, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to win number 92, not giving up a single run. The Chicago Cubs won their 5th game in a row by shutting out the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians maintained their status as the hottest team in Baseball, beating the Detroit Tigers in both double-header games.

Arizona Diamondbacks 9  Colorado Rockies 5: The D-Backs open a 4.5 game lead over the Rockies, with the offense of Daniel Descalso causing the most damage – hitting a 3-run homer in his pinch-hitting appearance. 

Atlanta Braves 0  Chicago Cubs 2: John Lackey shut down the Braves through 7 innings, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 5. Offense came through Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ, driving in a run each.

Boston Red Sox 4  New York Yankees 1: Aaron Judge opened the game with an RBI double, but after the 1st inning it was all Red Sox, allowing only 4 hits overall and getting 3 home runs from their players, including number 22 this season for Hanley Ramirez.

Cincinnati Reds 7  Pittsburgh Pirates 3: Adam Duvall and Eugenio Suarez got a couple of RBIs each, while Joey Votto had another strong performance at the plate with a couple of hits and an RBI double to kick off the game.

Cleveland Indians 3  Detroit Tigers 2: Francisco Lindor hit a 9th inning single to drive in Jay Bruce, winning the game for the AL Central leaders, enjoying a strong performance from Carlos Carrasco with 8 k’s in 7 innings, giving up one run and 6 hits.

Cleveland Indians 10  Detroit Tigers 0: The second half of the double header went even better, as Mike Clevinger led the shutout off the mound and Roberto Perez finished with 3 RBIs, including his 4th home run of the season.

Kansas City Royals 7  Minnesota Twins 6: The Royals are desperately trying to stay in the race, scoring 5 runs in the third inning to give them enough of a cushion against the Twins, mostly thanks to a 3-run homer by Mike Moustakas, his 36th of the season.

Los Angeles Angels 9  Texas Rangers 10: A wild game, in which the Angels got back from being 5 runs down, tying the game at 9 a piece in the 8th, before Carlo Gomez won it for Texas thanks to a wild pitch by Cam Bedrosian.

Los Angeles Dodgers 1  San Diego Padres 0: Clayton Kershaw returned looking sharp, giving up only 2 hits and striking out 7 in 6 innings of work. Chase Utley had the only RBI of the game, as the Dodgers won for the 92nd time this season.

Oakland Athletics 2  Seattle Mariners 3: The Mariners move to one game under .500 once more, enjoying a wasteful day by the A’s (1-for-9 with runners in scoring positions). Mike Zunino, with 2 hits, picked up his 20th homer of the season.

Philadelphia Phillies 2  Miami Marlins 1: The Marlins held on to a 1-0 lead from the 1st inning, but the Phillies scored twice in the 9th before Hector Neris handled the pressure and picked up the save.

St. Louis Cardinals 11  San Francisco Giants 6: The Cardinals score six runs in the 9th inning to overcome the lowly Giants. Stephen Piscotty sunk in the final dagger with a 2-run homer, his 8th of the season.

Tampa Bay Rays 3  Chicago White Sox 1: The Rays are back at .500, with Blake Snell doing most of the work from the mound in 6 innings, and Logan Morrison hit a two-run homer, his 34th of the season.

Toronto Blue Jays 0  Baltimore Orioles 1: A long day of strong pitching and poor offense ended in the 13th inning with a walk-off double by Jonathan Schoop, his 101st RBI of the season.

Washington Nationals 0  Milwaukee Brewers 1: Third win in a row for the Brewers, keeping up with the Cubs in the NL Central. Jimmy Nelson allowed 3 hits while striking out 11 batters in 7 innings of work. Neil Walker hitting his 12th home run of the season in the 1st inning was enough to win the game.

American League Standings

American League EastWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Boston Red Sox77580.57040–2537–33
New York Yankees71630.53038–2733–36
Baltimore Orioles69660.511842–2727–39
Tampa Bay Rays68680.50034–3334–35
Toronto Blue Jays62730.4591535–3427–39
Cleveland Indians78560.58236–2942–27
Minnesota Twins70640.522834–3636–28
Kansas City Royals66670.49611½36–3230–35
Detroit Tigers58760.4332031–3427–42
Chicago White Sox52810.39125½30–3522–46
Houston Astros80530.60238–3142–22
Los Angeles Angels69650.51511½38–3131–34
Texas Rangers66670.4961435–2931–38
Seattle Mariners66680.49314½34–3232–36
Oakland Athletics58750.4362237–3121–44

National League Standings

Washington Nationals81530.60440–2741–26
Miami Marlins66680.4931535–3131–37
Atlanta Braves59740.44421½29–3630–38
New York Mets58750.43622½28–3930–36
Philadelphia Phillies51830.3813028–3723–46
Chicago Cubs74600.55239–2835–32
Milwaukee Brewers71640.52638–3133–33
St. Louis Cardinals67660.50437–3130–35
Pittsburgh Pirates63720.46711½35–3228–40
Cincinnati Reds58770.43016½33–3625–41
Los Angeles Dodgers91410.68952–1639–25
Arizona Diamondbacks76580.5671645–2331–35
Colorado Rockies72610.54119½39–2733–34
San Diego Padres59740.44432½35–3124–43
San Francisco Giants53830.3904031–3622–47

AL Wild Card Standings

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

New York Yankees71630.530+1
Minnesota Twins70640.522
Los Angeles Angels69660.511
Baltimore Orioles69660.511
Tampa Bay Rays68680.5003
Texas Rangers67670.5003
Kansas City Royals66670.496
Seattle Mariners67680.496
Toronto Blue Jays62730.459
Detroit Tigers58760.43312
Oakland Athletics58760.43312
Chicago White Sox52810.39117½

NL Wild Card Standings

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

Arizona Diamondbacks78580.574+5½
Colorado Rockies72630.533
Milwaukee Brewers71640.5261
St. Louis Cardinals68660.507
Miami Marlins66680.493
Pittsburgh Pirates63720.4679
Atlanta Braves59740.44412
San Diego Padres59750.44012½
New York Mets58750.43613
Cincinnati Reds58770.43014
San Francisco Giants53840.38720
Philadelphia Phillies51830.38120½
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