Settling the Score: Saturday’s results


It’s August 21. On this date in baseball history, Babe Ruth became the first major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs as the Yankees beat the Browns (1931), the first Little League World Series tournament was held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (1947), Brewers closer Rollie Fingers became the first player in major league history to record 300 career saves as Milwaukee topped the Mariners (1982), and Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball was sold via auction for over $750,000 (2007).

Your Saturday box scores:

Cardinals 0, Cubs 3

Brewers 11, Mets 9

Reds 3, Pirates 5

Indians 1, Tigers 10

Rangers 2, White Sox 3

Red Sox 4, Royals 9

Dodgers 6, Rockies 7 (13 innings)

Yankees 4, Twins 9

Mariners 0, Rays 8

Giants 5, Astros 7

Phillies 5, Nationals 0

Diamondbacks 1, Braves 8

Orioles 8, Angels 9 (12 innings)

Blue Jays 1, Athletics 5

Marlins 1, Padres 14

Video: Jake Arrieta hits a 465-foot home run off of Zack Greinke

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Jake Arrieta‘s bat is in midseason form already. The Cubs’ ace swatted a solo home run to center field off of Zack Greinke in Thursday afternoon’s Grapefruit League exhibition game, his first homer of the spring.

The blast went 465 feet, according to’s Daren Willman.

Arrieta has hit two home runs in each of the past two seasons. Madison Bumgarner (eight) and Noah Syndergaard (four) are the only other pitchers to match or exceed his output in that department.

Greinke, meanwhile, is hoping to bounce back after a miserable 2016 season. He finished with an uncharacteristic 4.37 ERA in 26 starts in his first year with the Diamondbacks.

Luis Valbuena to miss four to six weeks with a strained right hamstring

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Angels first baseman Luis Valbuena will miss the next four to six weeks with a strained right hamstring, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Valbuena, 31, signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Angels in January and was on track to get the lion’s share of the playing time at first base. While he’s out, however, C.J. Cron will handle first base on a regular basis. When Valbeuna returns, the two will likely form a platoon.

Last year with the Astros, Valbuena hit a solid .260/.357/.459 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in 342 plate appearances.