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)

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.