Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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The Mariners scored only one run Saturday against the Red Sox despite tallying nine hits, and took a loss for the 14th consecutive game.

The M’s have scored only 32 runs in that 14-game span and will set a franchise record for futility if they lose again in Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park.

Seattle had a .500 record (43-43) on July 5. Now the team is a whopping 14 games under .500 and 14.5 games behind the Rangers for first place in the American League West.

Your Saturday box scores:

Mariners 1, Red Sox 3

Athletics 4, Yankees 3

Astros 1, Cubs 5

Tigers 1, Twins 4

Braves 2, Reds 11

Padres 6, Phillies 8

Angels 2, Orioles 3

Cardinals 9, Pirates 1

White Sox, Indians PPD

Mets 5, Marlins 8

Mariners 1, Red Sox 3

Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 12

Brewers 2, Giants 4

Rays 4, Royals 5 10 innings

Blue Jays 4, Rangers 5

Nationals 6, Dodgers 7

You can also check out updated MLB standings on NBCSports.com at any time.

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.