Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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You guys aren’t going to believe this, but A.J. Burnett was pretty awful again last night.

Burnett was knocked around for a season-high nine runs over five innings in a 12-5 loss to the Orioles. This included a six-run second inning, where the struggling right-hander surrendered four doubles and two home runs.

The loss pushed Burnett’s ERA to 5.31 for the season and 11.91 during the month of August. He has allowed 30 runs over 22 2/3 innings this month. Just for comparison’s sake, MLB ERA leader Johnny Cueto has allowed 30 earned runs for the entire season.

Your Friday box scores:

Yankees 5, Orioles 12

Marlins 6, Phillies 5

Royals 1, Indians 2

Braves 0, Mets 6

Nationals 3, Reds 4

Rays 6, Blue Jays 1

Cubs 2, Brewers 5

Athletics 15, Red Sox 5

Pirates 4, Cardinals 5

Angels 7, Rangers 11

Padres 0, Diamondbacks 5

Tigers 8, Twins 1

Rockies 1, Dodgers 6

White Sox 4, Mariners 2

Astros 1, Giants 2

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.