Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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The St. Louis offense awoke with a bang in the seventh inning of Saturday evening’s game against the rival Cubs. And what followed was historical.

The Cardinals poured in 12 runs, tying a franchise record set in 1926, before pinch-hitter Tony Cruz struck out swinging to end the frame. They tallied seven doubles in the inning — tying a major league record set in 1936 by the Boston Bees. And they notched a total of eight extra-base hits — becoming the fourth MLB team to ever accomplish that feat.

The Cards are still five games back in the National League Central standings and three games back in the National League Wild Card hunt, but they showed the kind of weapons they have on Saturday at Busch Stadium and should be a team to watch down the stretch.

David Freese finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and is now batting .304 with an .865 OPS on the year. Matt Holliday also drove in two runs. He has a .921 season OPS. Skip Schumaker doubled and tripled.

Your Saturday recaps and box scores:

Braves 4, Nationals 0 (Game 1)

Dodgers 8, Mets 5

Rangers 9, Angels 2

White Sox 1, Tigers 7

Giants 6, Phillies 5 (10 innings)

Orioles 3, Indians 1

Marlins 1, Pirates 5

Braves 2, Nationals 5 (Game 2)

Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3

Twins 3, Royals 7

Brewers 2, Reds 6

Mariners 2, Rays 1

Cubs 0, Cardinals 12

Astros 3, Diamondbacks 12

Yankees 1, Athletics 2

Rockies 8, Padres 6 (12 innings)

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.