Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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It is July 3. On this date in baseball history, the first Sunday game was played at Fenway Park (1932), Larry Doby broke the American League color barrier in the American League (1947), Indians ace Luis Tiant struck out a career-high 19 batters in a 10-inning complete game victory (1968), and Twins DH Jim Thome passed Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew with his 574th career home run (2010).

Your Saturday box scores:

Phillies 5, Blue Jays 3

Pirates 5, Nationals 3 (Game 1)

White Sox 1, Cubs 0

Indians 3, Reds 1

Yankees 5, Mets 2

Giants 15, Tigers 3

Red Sox 10, Astros 4

Brewers 8, Twins 7

Pirates 3, Nationals 4 (Game 2)

Orioles 4, Braves 5

Cardinals 1, Rays 5

Marlins 9, Rangers 5

Royals 6, Rockies 9

Dodgers 1, Angels 7

Diamondbacks 4, A’s 2

Padres 1, Mariners 0

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkins’ 2018 option

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The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.

Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.

From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.