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 East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 77 58 0.570 40–25 37–33
New York Yankees 71 63 0.530 38–27 33–36
Baltimore Orioles 69 66 0.511 8 42–27 27–39
Tampa Bay Rays 68 68 0.500 34–33 34–35
Toronto Blue Jays 62 73 0.459 15 35–34 27–39
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 78 56 0.582 36–29 42–27
Minnesota Twins 70 64 0.522 8 34–36 36–28
Kansas City Royals 66 67 0.496 11½ 36–32 30–35
Detroit Tigers 58 76 0.433 20 31–34 27–42
Chicago White Sox 52 81 0.391 25½ 30–35 22–46
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 80 53 0.602 38–31 42–22
Los Angeles Angels 69 65 0.515 11½ 38–31 31–34
Texas Rangers 66 67 0.496 14 35–29 31–38
Seattle Mariners 66 68 0.493 14½ 34–32 32–36
Oakland Athletics 58 75 0.436 22 37–31 21–44

National League Standings

W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 81 53 0.604 40–27 41–26
Miami Marlins 66 68 0.493 15 35–31 31–37
Atlanta Braves 59 74 0.444 21½ 29–36 30–38
New York Mets 58 75 0.436 22½ 28–39 30–36
Philadelphia Phillies 51 83 0.381 30 28–37 23–46
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 74 60 0.552 39–28 35–32
Milwaukee Brewers 71 64 0.526 38–31 33–33
St. Louis Cardinals 67 66 0.504 37–31 30–35
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 72 0.467 11½ 35–32 28–40
Cincinnati Reds 58 77 0.430 16½ 33–36 25–41
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 41 0.689 52–16 39–25
Arizona Diamondbacks 76 58 0.567 16 45–23 31–35
Colorado Rockies 72 61 0.541 19½ 39–27 33–34
San Diego Padres 59 74 0.444 32½ 35–31 24–43
San Francisco Giants 53 83 0.390 40 31–36 22–47

AL Wild Card Standings

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 71 63 0.530 +1
Minnesota Twins 70 64 0.522
Los Angeles Angels 69 66 0.511
Baltimore Orioles 69 66 0.511
Tampa Bay Rays 68 68 0.500 3
Texas Rangers 67 67 0.500 3
Kansas City Royals 66 67 0.496
Seattle Mariners 67 68 0.496
Toronto Blue Jays 62 73 0.459
Detroit Tigers 58 76 0.433 12
Oakland Athletics 58 76 0.433 12
Chicago White Sox 52 81 0.391 17½

NL Wild Card Standings

(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)

W L Pct. GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 78 58 0.574 +5½
Colorado Rockies 72 63 0.533
Milwaukee Brewers 71 64 0.526 1
St. Louis Cardinals 68 66 0.507
Miami Marlins 66 68 0.493
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 72 0.467 9
Atlanta Braves 59 74 0.444 12
San Diego Padres 59 75 0.440 12½
New York Mets 58 75 0.436 13
Cincinnati Reds 58 77 0.430 14
San Francisco Giants 53 84 0.387 20
Philadelphia Phillies 51 83 0.381 20½
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