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

Danny Duffy exits spring training game with left shoulder tightness

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Royals’ Opening Day starter Danny Duffy weathered a minor scare during Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks. The left-hander was removed from his final spring training start after experiencing some left shoulder tightness in the second and third innings. No lasting damage appears to have been done — Duffy told reporters that he simply felt a slight ache, nothing more — and it looks like he’ll remain on track to open the season with the team next Thursday.

The 29-year-old southpaw is coming off one of his best performances to date. Despite losing a few weeks to an oblique strain and elbow soreness, he went 9-10 in 24 starts and finished the 2017 season with a 3.81 ERA, 2.5 BB/9 and 8.0 SO/9 over 146 1/3 innings. While Duffy entered camp with a clean bill of health, he struggled to execute against his spring training opponents and racked up 13 runs, four homers, seven walks and 11 strikeouts in 13 innings of Cactus League play.

The Royals are scheduled to kick off their home opener against the White Sox on Thursday, March 29 at 4:15 PM ET. Barring any further complications with his shoulder, Duffy will take the mound for the Royals, while James Shields is expected to make his first Opening Day appearance for the White Sox.