MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE

East Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 76 51 .598 —

New York 70 56 .556 5 1/2

Toronto 63 63 .500 12 1/2

Baltimore 58 66 .468 16 1/2

Tampa Bay 48 78 .381 27 1/2

Central Division

Cleveland 69 56 .552 —

Detroit 68 58 .540 1 1/2

Minnesota 63 63 .500 6 1/2

Chicago 56 70 .444 13 1/2

Kansas City 56 70 .444 13 1/2

West Division

Los Angeles 74 51 .592 —

Seattle 71 53 .573 2 1/2

Oakland 64 64 .500 11 1/2

Texas 55 70 .440 19

Wednesday’s Games

Oakland 4, Toronto 1

Minnesota 8, Seattle 4

Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6

Cleveland 11, Detroit 8

Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1

Texas 30, Baltimore 3, 1st game

Texas at Baltimore, late, 2nd game

N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, late

Thursday’s Games

Cleveland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

Oakland at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.

Boston at Chicago White Sox, 7:11 p.m.

Seattle at Texas, 7:35 p.m.

Toronto at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

East Division

W L Pct GB

New York 71 54 .568 —

Philadelphia 66 59 .528 5

Atlanta 66 61 .520 6

Washington 57 70 .449 15

Florida 56 71 .441 16

Central Division

Milwaukee 65 61 .516 —

Chicago 64 60 .516 —

St. Louis 61 62 .496 2 1/2

Houston 57 70 .449 8 1/2

Cincinnati 56 70 .444 9

Pittsburgh 53 71 .427 11

West Division

Arizona 71 56 .559 —

San Diego 67 58 .536 3

Los Angeles 65 61 .516 5 1/2

Colorado 64 61 .512 6

San Francisco 55 71 .437 15 1/2

Wednesday’s Games

L.A. Dodgers 15, Philadelphia 3

San Diego 7, N.Y. Mets 5

Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 2

Houston 3, Washington 2

St. Louis 6, Florida 4

Pittsburgh at Colorado, late

Milwaukee at Arizona, late

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, late

Thursday’s Games

L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Colorado, 2:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 2:35 p.m.

San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m.

Atlanta at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.

Washington at Houston, 7:05 p.m.

Florida at St. Louis, 7:10 p.m.

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest Saturday at junior high

The Brownwood Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a free NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Brownwood Junior High football field. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 15.

The event will be broken down into four age divisions for each gender — 8 and 9 year olds, 10 and 11 year olds, 12 and 13 year olds and 14 and 15 year olds — based upon the participant’s age as of Dec. 31 of the current year.

The top finisher in each of the boys and girls divisions will advance to the sectional round.

Those interested in participating must provide a copy of their birth certificate and a signed parental waiver form, which is available at the Adams Street Community Center.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation Director David Withers at 646-0146.

TYFL cheerleaders seek donations for uniforms

The Texas Youth Football League cheerleaders are seeking donations so its team of 13 cheerleaders and one mascot will have uniforms in time for the first game scheduled Saturday.

The organization is affiliated with the TYFL in grades 2 through 6.

The league’s boys have gone to the finals in the last two years and came home with victories both times.

Sponsors are needed to pay for uniforms and equipment, and those sponsors will be listed on a banner shown at the start of every game.

Tax-deductible donations may be sent payable to the TYFL, 1700 1st St., Brownwood, TX 76801, in care of Kathy Tellez. Indicate in the memo section of the check that the donation is for the cheerleaders.