Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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It’s August 14. On this date in baseball history, Jimmie Foxx hit for the cycle and tallied nine RBI in a single game (1933), Cardinals ace Bob Gibson no-hit the Pirates (1971), the Yankees retired Reggie Jackson’s uniform number 44 (1993), and former major leaguer Jose Offerman was suspended indefinitely by the independent Atlantic League for attacking two opposing players with a bat (2007).

Your Saturday box scores:

Angels 2, Blue Jays 11

Pirates 0, Brewers 1

Rays 2, Yankees 9

Nationals 3, Phillies 11

Cubs 8, Braves 4

Rangers 7, Athletics 1

Padres 1, Reds 13

Tigers 6, Orioles 5

Giants 3, Marlins 0

Twins 1, Indians 3

Rockies 6, Cardinals 1

Mets 4, Diamondbacks 6

Royals 4, White Sox 5

Red Sox 4, Mariners 5

Astros 1, Dodgers 6

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.