MLB SCOREBOARD AND FINAL STANDINGS: Sept. 29

Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Rays 8, Yankees 7 (12)
Orioles 4, Red Sox 3
Blue Jays 3, White Sox 2
Tigers 5, Indians 4
Rangers 3, Angels 1
Twins 1, Royals 0
A’s 2, Mariners 0

NL
Cardinals 8, Astros 0
Phillies 4, Braves 3 (13)
Mets 3, Reds 0
Rockies 6, Giants 3
Nationals 3, Marlins 1
Brewers 7, Pirates 3
Padres 9, Cubs 2
Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 5

Standings–

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
TEAM W L PCT GB
Yankees 97 65 .599 –
Rays 91 71 .562 6
Red Sox 90 72 .556 7
Blue Jays 81 81 .500 16
Orioles 69 93 .426 28

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
TEAM W L PCT GB
Tigers 95 67 .586 –
Indians 80 82 .494 15
White Sox 79 83 .488 16
Royals 71 91 .438 24
Twins 63 99 .389 32

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST
TEAM W L PCT GB
Rangers 96 66 .593 –
Angels 86 76 .531 10
A’s 74 88 .457 22
Mariners 67 95 .414 29

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
TEAM W L PCT GB
Phillies 102 60 .630 –
Braves 89 73 .549 13
Nationals 80 81 .497 21.5
Mets 77 85 .475 25
Marlins 72 90 .444 30

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
TEAM W L PCT GB
Brewers 96 66 .593 –
Cardinals 90 72 .556 6
Reds 79 83 .488 17
Pirates 72 90 .444 24
Cubs 71 91 .438 25
Astros 56 106 .346 40

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST
TEAM W L PCT GB
Diamondbacks 94 68 .580 –
Giants 86 76 .531 8
Dodgers 82 79 .509 11.5
Rockies 73 89 .451 21
Padres 71 91 .438 23

The Rays clinched the wild card.
The Cardinals clinched the wild card.

My thanks to Lee Sinins for his invaluable help with the scoreboard, standings, and schedule all season long. Lee is now taking pre-orders for the next edition of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, which is expected to be shipping during the 2011 postseason. The encyclopedia can be ordered at http://www.baseball-encyclopedia.com

“Lee Sinins’ Complete Encyclopedia is best reason yet developed to own a computer. I think I must own a copy of every baseball encyclopedia there is or ever was, and occasionally I find that I still need to pull out one of the others, but not very often; the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia covers 97% of my needs. Whether I’m working or playing, calculating or daydreaming, the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia pops up to help out. I turn it on in the morning; I turn it off when the house is on fire. Otherwise, I’m using it.”–Bill James

“Lee Sinins’ Complete Encyclopedia is the only remaining reason to own a PC. The Encyclopedia is not available for the Mac, but I still keep my PC nearby so that I can access Lee’s Encyclopedia.” –Bill Chuck