NL Standings June 20: Giants Keep Winning Streak Alive

Gregor Blanco, Brandon Belt, Giants win

Gregor Blanco and Brandon Belt score after Joe Panik’s single in the 8th. (Getty)

This past weekend saw the San Francisco Giants continue their winning streak in interleague play, extending their lead in the NL West, and the Chicago Cubs still doing the only thing they’ve done all season so far: win. It’s still only June, but the Giants are already pulling away from the Los Angeles Dodgers with less than a month to go before the All-Star break.

Here’s a look at the NL Standings.

National League West

The Giants extended their winning streak to eight games on Sunday, thanks to a dominating 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Father’s Day. The game was highlighted by a solo homer from Brandon Belt and a solid outing from Jake Peavy, who only gave up four hits in six innings. However, reliever Derek Law picked up the win, since the Giants didn’t take the lead until the 4th inning. The Dodgers also won on Sunday.

Wins Losses Games Back
San Francisco Giants 44 26
Los Angeles Dodgers 38 33 6.5
Colorado Rockies 32 36 11
Arizona Diamondbacks 32 39 12.5
San Diego Padres 29 42 15.5

National League Central

Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs continue to do extraordinary things. The team has the best record in baseball at 47-20 and area already 12.5 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. They won again on Sunday, beating the Pirates 10-5.

Wins Losses Games Back
Chicago Cubs 47 20
St. Louis Cardinals 35 33 12.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 33 36 15
Milwaukee Brewers 31  39 17.5
Cincinnati Reds 27 43 21.5

National League East

In the NL East, the Washington Nationals find themselves in a two-game losing streak after the lowly San Diego Padres beat them on Sunday 6-3. The Nats are just 5.5 games up over the Miami Marlins and 6 games ahead of the New York Mets.

Wins Losses Games Back
Washington Nationals 43 27
Miami Marlins 37 32 5.5
New York Mets 36 32 6
Philadelphia Phillies 30 40 7.5
Atlanta Braves 23 46 19.5