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

Freddie Freeman exits game after being hit on wrist by pitch

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had to exit Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies after he was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. Charlie Culberson pinch-ran for him and stayed in the game to play first base.

You may recall that Freeman’s left wrist is the one that was fractured by an Aaron Loup pitch last year. Understandably, there’s some concern here. The Braves should provide an update later tonight or on Thursday.

Freeman went 1-for-3 in Wednesday’s game before exiting. On the season, he’s batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.