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Scoreboard

MLB standings

Major League Baseball

NATIONAL LEAGUE

East Division

W L Pct GB

Washington 59 39 .602 —

Atlanta 54 44 .551 5

New York 48 51 .485 11 1/2

Miami 45 53 .459 14

Philadelphia 45 54 .455 14 1/2

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cincinnati 58 40 .592 —

Pittsburgh 56 42 .571 2

St. Louis 53 46 .535 5 1/2

Milwaukee 44 54 .449 14

Chicago 40 57 .412 17 1/2

Houston 34 66 .340 25

West Division

W L Pct GB

San Francisco 55 43 .561 —

Los Angeles 53 47 .530 3

Arizona 49 50 .495 6 1/2

San Diego 42 58 .420 14

Colorado 37 60 .381 17 1/2

Thursday’s Games

St. Louis 7, L.A. Dodgers 4

Pittsburgh 5, Houston 3

Washington 8, Milwaukee 2

N.Y. Mets 3, Arizona 1

Friday’s Games

St. Louis (Lynn 12-4) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-5), 2:20 p.m.

San Diego (K.Wells 1-3) at Miami (Zambrano 5-8), 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Hamels 11-4) at Atlanta (Sheets 2-0), 7:35 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Karstens 3-2) at Houston (Lyles 2-7), 8:05 p.m.

Washington (Detwiler 5-3) at Milwaukee (Fiers 3-4), 8:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-6) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-5), 8:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 2-2), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Fife 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 10-3), 10:15 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Houston, 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

San Diego at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

San Diego at Miami, 1:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Houston, 2:05 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Cincinnati at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

East Division

W L Pct GB

New York 59 39 .602 —

Baltimore 52 47 .525 7 1/2

Tampa Bay 51 48 .515 8 1/2

Toronto 49 49 .500 10

Boston 49 50 .495 10 1/2

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Chicago 53 45 .541 —

Detroit 53 46 .535 1/2

Cleveland 50 49 .505 3 1/2

Kansas City 41 57 .418 12

Minnesota 40 58 .408 13

West Division

W L Pct GB

Texas 58 39 .598 —

Los Angeles 54 45 .545 5

Oakland 53 45 .541 5 1/2

Seattle 44 57 .436 16

Thursday’s Games

Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 2

Toronto 10, Oakland 4

Cleveland 5, Detroit 3

Seattle 4, Kansas City 1

Friday’s Games

Boston (A.Cook 2-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 9-8), 7:05 p.m.

Oakland (J.Parker 7-4) at Baltimore (Britton 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Detroit (Porcello 7-5) at Toronto (Villanueva 5-0), 7:07 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Sale 11-3) at Texas (Darvish 11-6), 8:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Tomlin 5-7) at Minnesota (Diamond 8-4), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-7) at L.A. Angels (Haren 7-8), 10:05 p.m.

Kansas City (Guthrie 0-1) at Seattle (Beavan 5-6), 10:10 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Detroit at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

Detroit at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Oakland at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.

Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.

Kansas City at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m.

 

MLB Wild Card

MLB Wild Card Standings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

W L Pct GB

Pittsburgh 56 42 .571 —

Atlanta 54 44 .551 —

St. Louis 53 46 .535 1½

L.A. Dodgers (60) 53 47 .530 2

Arizona 49 50 .495 5½

N.Y. Mets 48 51 .485 6½

Miami 45 53 .459 9

Philadelphia 45 54 .455 9½

Milwaukee 44 54 .449 10

San Diego (49) 42 58 .420 13

Chi. Cubs 40 57 .412 13½

Colorado 37 60 .381 16½

Houston (41) 34 66 .340 21

American League

W L PCT GB

L.A. Angels 54 45 .545 —

Oakland 53 45 .541 —

Detroit 53 46 .535 ½

Baltimore 52 47 .525 1½

Tampa Bay 51 48 .515 2½

Cleveland 50 49 .505 3½

Toronto 49 49 .500 4

Boston 49 50 .495 4½

Seattle (52) 44 57 .436 10½

Kansas City 41 57 .418 12

Minnesota 40 58 .408 13

 

MLB leaders

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .368; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .356; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .345; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; DWright, New York, .336; CGonzalez, Colorado, .325; Holliday, St. Louis, .321.

RUNS—Bourn, Atlanta, 67; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 66; CGonzalez, Colorado, 66; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 66; Braun, Milwaukee, 65; Holliday, St. Louis, 64; JUpton, Arizona, 62; DWright, New York, 62.

RBI—Kubel, Arizona, 72; Beltran, St. Louis, 71; Braun, Milwaukee, 69; CGonzalez, Colorado, 67; DWright, New York, 67; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 66; Holliday, St. Louis, 64.

HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 136; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 131; Bourn, Atlanta, 124; DWright, New York, 119; CGonzalez, Colorado, 117; Holliday, St. Louis, 117; Prado, Atlanta, 115.

DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 36; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 33; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; DanMurphy, New York, 30; DWright, New York, 30; Cuddyer, Colorado, 28; Espinosa, Washington, 26; Ethier, Los Angeles, 26; Ruiz, Philadelphia, 26.

TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 10; Bourn, Atlanta, 8; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 6; 13 tied at 5.

HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 28; Beltran, St. Louis, 22; Kubel, Arizona, 22; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 21; CGonzalez, Colorado, 20; Bruce, Cincinnati, 19; LaRoche, Washington, 19; ASoriano, Chicago, 19; Stanton, Miami, 19.

STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bourn, Atlanta, 28; Bonifacio, Miami, 26; Campana, Chicago, 25; Pierre, Philadelphia, 23; Reyes, Miami, 23; Schafer, Houston, 23.

PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 13-2; GGonzalez, Washington, 13-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 12-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 12-4; Cueto, Cincinnati, 12-5; Strasburg, Washington, 11-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 11-4; Hanson, Atlanta, 11-5; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 11-6; Miley, Arizona, 11-6.

STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 151; Dickey, New York, 139; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 136; GGonzalez, Washington, 133; Hamels, Philadelphia, 131; Lincecum, San Francisco, 129; MCain, San Francisco, 128; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 128.

SAVES—Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 30; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 29; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24; Motte, St. Louis, 22; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 22; HBell, Miami, 19; Jansen, Los Angeles, 19; Chapman, Cincinnati, 19; Myers, Houston, 19.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .356; Konerko, Chicago, .336; Mauer, Minnesota, .328; MiCabrera, Detroit, .325; AJackson, Detroit, .321; Cano, New York, .319; Ortiz, Boston, .316.

RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 74; Kinsler, Texas, 69; Granderson, New York, 68; MiCabrera, Detroit, 65; Cano, New York, 65; Choo, Cleveland, 65; De Aza, Chicago, 65; AdJones, Baltimore, 65; Ortiz, Boston, 65.

RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 82; Hamilton, Texas, 81; Willingham, Minnesota, 72; ADunn, Chicago, 71; Encarnacion, Toronto, 70; Fielder, Detroit, 70; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 68.

HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 128; Jeter, New York, 127; Cano, New York, 122; AGordon, Kansas City, 116; AdJones, Baltimore, 115; Rios, Chicago, 115; Beltre, Texas, 114.

DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 33; Choo, Cleveland, 32; Cano, New York, 29; Brantley, Cleveland, 28; Kinsler, Texas, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; AdGonzalez, Boston, 27.

TRIPLES—JWeeks, Oakland, 6; Andrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; ISuzuki, New York, 5; Trout, Los Angeles, 5; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 5.

HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 30; Hamilton, Texas, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Encarnacion, Toronto, 27; Granderson, New York, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 27; Willingham, Minnesota, 25.

STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 31; RDavis, Toronto, 25; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Revere, Minnesota, 21; Crisp, Oakland, 20; De Aza, Chicago, 18; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 18.

PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 14-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 13-1; MHarrison, Texas, 12-5; Sale, Chicago, 11-3; Darvish, Texas, 11-6; Verlander, Detroit, 11-6; Vargas, Seattle, 11-7.

STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 147; Verlander, Detroit, 146; Scherzer, Detroit, 142; Shields, Tampa Bay, 134; Darvish, Texas, 132; Price, Tampa Bay, 130; Peavy, Chicago, 126.

SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 30; CPerez, Cleveland, 29; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 28; RSoriano, New York, 26; Broxton, Kansas City, 23; Aceves, Boston, 21; Nathan, Texas, 20.

 

Transactions

Thursday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Carl Pavano to the 60-day DL. Selected RHP Luis Perdomo from Rochester (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed C J.P. Arencibia on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Chad Beck to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Joel Carreno and LHP Evan Crawford from Las Vegas.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Placed INF Adam Kennedy on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Shawn Tolleson from Albuquerque (PCL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed CB Chris Lewis-Harris.

HOUSTON TEXANS—Released FB Jason Ford and CB Desmond Morrow.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed OL Tony Ugoh and DT Dontari Poe.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Agreed to terms with G Eric Steinbach on a one-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed OT Matt Kalil.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Named Ken Sternfeld director of pro player personnel and Dave Gettleman senior pro personnel analyst.

NEW YORK JETS — Activated S La Ron Landry from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Announced the resignation of assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Signed OT Cordell Bell to a three-year contract.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed S Dashon Goldson to a franchise tender.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Announced the retirement of DT Eric LeGrand. Traded DT Brian Brice to Chicago for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed FB Dorson Boyce. Waived OL Nevin McCaskill.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with LW Eric Selleck and C Casey Wellman on one-year contracts.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Signed F Jakub Voracek to a multiyear contract extension.

COLLEGE

KANSAS STATE — Announced senior G Jeremy Jones has left the men’s basketball program. Named Lindsey Babcock associate athletics director for compliance.

MONTANA — Promoted interim football coach Mick Delaney to football coach.

N.C. STATE—Named Larry Farmer director of player development for men’s basketball.