MLB Standings after Aug 17 in 1956 season

AMERICAN LEAGUE
  Home Away
NY Yankees 75-40 .652 ---- 39-20 36-20
Cleveland 64-48 .571 9.5 32-22 32-26
Boston 63-50 .558 11.0 34-22 29-28
Chi White Sox 60-50 .545 12.5 33-21 27-29
Detroit 54-60 .474 20.5 23-36 31-24
Baltimore 51-62 .451 23.0 30-25 21-37
Wash Senators 46-66 .411 27.5 24-32 22-34
Kans City As 38-75 .336 36.0 13-45 25-30
NATIONAL LEAGUE
  Home Away
Mil Braves 68-44 .607 ---- 34-21 34-23
Cincinnati 67-48 .583 2.5 37-20 30-28
Brooklyn 65-47 .580 3.0 37-20 28-27
St Louis 57-56 .504 11.5 30-25 27-31
Philadelphia 55-57 .491 13.0 31-22 24-35
Pittsburgh 50-64 .439 19.0 26-36 24-28
Chi Cubs 45-66 .405 22.5 31-25 14-41
NY Giants 42-67 .385 24.5 24-30 18-37
American League Games
Chi White Sox 4, Detroit 3
Kansas City As 9, Cleveland 3
Baltimore 6, NY Yankees 4
Wash Senators 6, Boston 5
National League Games
Philadelphia 3, Brooklyn 2
St Louis 2, Chi Cubs 1
Cincinnati 8, Mil Braves 2
NY Giants 5, Pittsburgh 3