MLB Standings after Aug 18 in 1956 season

AMERICAN LEAGUE
  Home Away
NY Yankees 77-40 .658 ---- 39-20 38-20
Cleveland 65-48 .575 10.0 33-22 32-26
Boston 63-51 .553 12.5 34-23 29-28
Chi White Sox 61-50 .550 13.0 34-21 27-29
Detroit 54-61 .470 22.0 23-36 31-25
Baltimore 51-64 .443 25.0 30-27 21-37
Wash Senators 47-66 .416 28.0 24-32 23-34
Kans City As 38-76 .333 37.5 13-45 25-31
NATIONAL LEAGUE
  Home Away
Mil Braves 68-45 .602 ---- 34-21 34-24
Cincinnati 68-48 .586 1.5 38-20 30-28
Brooklyn 66-47 .584 2.0 37-20 29-27
St Louis 57-57 .500 11.5 30-26 27-31
Philadelphia 55-58 .487 13.0 31-23 24-35
Pittsburgh 51-64 .443 18.0 26-36 25-28
Chi Cubs 46-66 .411 21.5 31-25 15-41
NY Giants 42-68 .382 24.5 24-31 18-37
American League Games
Chi White Sox 2, Detroit 1
Cleveland 8, Kansas City As 1
Wash Senators 9, Boston 7
NY Yankees 4, Baltimore 1 (G1)
NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 2 (G2)
National League Games
Brooklyn 9, Philadelphia 2
Chi Cubs 8, St Louis 1
Cincinnati 13, Mil Braves 4
Pittsburgh 9, NY Giants 1