Settling the Score: Saturday’s results


It is July 10. On this date in baseball history, Phillies outfielder Sherry Magee knocked out home plate umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called third strike (1911), John F. Kennedy became the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an All-Star Game (1962), and Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez threw a ho-hitter against the Padres (2009).

Your Saturday box scores:

Rays 4, Yankees 5

Padres 0, Dodgers 1

Twins 3, White Sox 4

Braves 4, Phillies 1 (11 innings)

Blue Jays 5, Indians 4 (10 innings)

Rockies 2, Nationals 1

Cubs 6, Pirates 3

Orioles 0, Red Sox 4

Reds 8, Brewers 4 (10 innings)

Tigers 6, Royals 13

Astros 1, Marlins 6

Athletics 6, Rangers 7

Diamondbacks 6, Cardinals 7

Mariners 3, Angels 9

Mets 1, Giants 3

Will Middlebrooks carted off field with left ankle injury

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Phillies third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a serious injury during Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. The infielder was chasing down a pop fly in the eighth inning when he ran into left fielder Andrew Pullin, who inadvertently trapped Middlebrooks’ ankle under his leg. Middlebrooks was unable to put weight on his leg following the collision and was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.

Per’s Todd Zolecki, not much is known yet about the severity of the ankle injury or the recovery time it will require, though it appears serious enough to set Middlebrooks back considerably as he seeks a backup/bench role with the team this spring.

The 29-year-old is currently seeking another opportunity to extend his six-year major-league career in 2018. He’s coming off of two down years with the Brewers and Rangers, during which he slashed a cumulative .169/.229/.262 with four extra bases through 70 plate appearances.