MLB Standings after Aug 31 in 1953 season

AMERICAN LEAGUE
  Home Away
NY Yankees 86-43 .667 ---- 42-20 44-23
Chi White Sox 78-52 .600 8.5 38-32 40-20
Cleveland 76-54 .585 10.5 44-22 32-32
Boston 72-60 .545 15.5 32-31 40-29
Wash Senators 66-67 .496 22.0 32-31 34-36
Philadelph As 52-79 .397 35.0 22-40 30-39
Detroit 48-83 .366 39.0 25-44 23-39
StL Browns 46-86 .348 41.5 21-48 25-38
NATIONAL LEAGUE
  Home Away
Brooklyn 90-40 .692 ---- 54-14 36-26
Mil Braves 80-51 .611 10.5 38-24 42-27
Philadelphia 73-59 .553 18.0 44-26 29-33
St Louis 70-58 .547 19.0 39-22 31-36
NY Giants 62-68 .477 28.0 35-31 27-37
Cincinnati 58-73 .443 32.5 30-34 28-39
Chi Cubs 50-80 .385 40.0 30-31 20-49
Pittsburgh 41-95 .301 52.0 24-48 17-47
American League Games
Boston 6, Cleveland 4
Wash Senators 4, StL Browns 3
Detroit 9, Philadelphia As 7 (G1)
Philadelphia As 10, Detroit 4 (G2)
National League Games
NY Giants 13, Chi Cubs 4
Brooklyn 6, St Louis 3
Cincinnati 12, Philadelphia 6 (G1)
Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 5 (G2)