Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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Doug Fister’s first start back went swimmingly.

The 28-year-old right-hander — who missed around two weeks with a strained side muscle — delivered six scoreless innings Saturday in the Tigers’ 4-1 defeat of the Rockies at Detroit’s Comerica Park.

Fister allowed only three hits and walked just one batter while racking up six strikeouts. He now has a 2.68 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in seven starts this year, with 30 strikeouts and nine walks in 40 1/3 innings.

The Tigers are 31-34, currently four games back of the White Sox in the American League Central standings. A dramatic turnaround certainly seems possible.

Your Saturday box scores:

Rockies 1, Tigers 4

Yankees 5, Nationals 3 (14 innings)

Phillies 5, Blue Jays 6 (10 innings)

Brewers 6, Twins 2

Royals 7, Cardinals 10

Pirates 9, Indians 2

Padres 4, Athletics 6

Astros 3, Rangers 8

Orioles 5, Braves 0

Red Sox 4, Cubs 3

Reds 4, Mets 1

Marlins 4, Rays 3 (15 innings)

Diamondbacks 0, Angels 2

Giants 4, Mariners 7

White Sox 5, Dodgers 4

Red Sox trade Roenis Elias back to the Mariners

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The Boston Red Sox announced this afternoon that they’ve traded lefty Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash.

Boston had acquired Elias in the same trade that netted them reliever Carson Smith in exchange for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro back in December of 2015. Since that time Elias has not been a part of the Red Sox’ plans, pitching in just four big league games — eight innings total — in all of 2016 and 2017 and not making an appearance for the big club this season. He was pretty solid for Pawtucket in 2016 but 2017 was largely lost to injuries.

Now he’s headed back to Seattle where, once upon a time, Elias posted a 3.85 ERA in 29 starts as a rookie for the Mariners.