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Scoreboard Watching: Everybody Wins

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For the first time in what feels like a very long time, there was no change at all at the top of the NL Central standings.

The Cubs beat the Tigers last night, at last proving that scoring more than one run on a solo home run is still permissible, but the Cardinals and Brewers both also won. The Cardinals came back late to beat and sweep the Dodgers (thanks!), and the Brewers beat up on the Reds (understandable).

The Cubs are thus still 2.5 games up on the Cardinals (four in the loss column) and 3.0 games up on the Brewers.

Each of those two teams remain the top Wild Card teams, with the Rockies a half-game behind the Brewers. The Phillies, like the Dodgers, lost late, so they fall to 1.5 games out. The Dodgers are now 3.5 games back in the Wild Card race. The Braves and Diamondbacks continue to lead the NL East and West, respectively.

Each of the Cardinals and Brewers are off today, so the Cubs – facing the Reds in Chicago – will have a chance to convert one of those “up X games in the loss column” into just an extra “up another game.”

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.