Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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It’s August 28. On this date in baseball history, Dodgers president Branch Rickey met with Jackie Robinson for the first time to discuss his plans to integrate the major leagues (1945), Ryne Sandberg became the first second baseman to hit 30 home runs in consecutive seasons as the Cubs topped the Astros (1990), and a 20-year-old Jose Reyes became the youngest player in major league history to homer from each side of the plate in a single game as the Mets defeated the Braves (2003).

Your Saturday box scores:

Athletics 3, Red Sox 9 (Game 1)

Rockies 6, Dodgers 7 (11 innings)

Rays 6, Blue Jays 5

Pirates 7, Cardinals 0

Tigers 6, Twins 4

Cubs 4, Brewers 6

Athletics 0, Red Sox 4 (Game 2)

Nationals 3, Reds 6

Royals 7, Indians 8

Padres 1, Diamondbacks 3

Astros 1, Giants 2

Angels 8, Rangers 4

White Sox 3, Mariners 0

The Marlins, Phillies, Yankees, Orioles, Braves and Mets were rained out by Hurricane Irene.

Reds sign outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera to minor league deals

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The Reds picked up outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera on minor league deals, MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports. Both Williams and Herrera will receive invites to spring training and could compete for backup outfield roles behind Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler.

Williams, 26, completed a three-year track with the Yankees in 2017. He has yet to see a full season of playing time, however, and went 4-for-17 with two stolen bases during a five-game span with the club in 2017. While not a power hitter, his speed and steady contact rate produced a .263/.309/.318 batting line over 437 plate appearances in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, including two home runs, three triples and 19 stolen bases.

Herrera, 25, has yet to make his big league debut. After seven years in the Rockies’ system, he finally reached Triple-A Albuquerque in 2017 and slashed .278/.351/.394 with three home runs and 20 stolen bases in 363 PA. He looks most comfortable in the left field corner, but has some experience at shortstop and third base and should give the Reds a nice utility option come spring.