Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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The longest current winning streak in the majors belongs to the Pirates (at eight straight games).

The second-longest streak belongs to Anaheim.

Joe Blanton surrendered just three hits over seven innings and shortstop Erick Aybar went 2-for-5 with two RBI as the Angels defeated the Astros 7-2 on Saturday night in Houston for their fifth straight victory. The Angels are now 5-0 on their current road trip and can go 6-0 on a six-game road trip for the first time since 2002 if all goes well on Sunday.

The Angels are 38-43 with a +4 run differential — good for third place in the American League West.

Your Saturday recaps and box scores:

Nationals 1, Mets 5

Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 2

Cardinals 7, Athletics 1

Diamondbacks 5, Braves 11

Indians 4, White Sox 3

Royals 2, Twins 6

Angels 7, Astros 2

Giants 1, Rockies 2

Padres 1, Marlins 7

Yankees 3, Orioles 11

Cubs 5, Mariners 3 (11 innings)

Reds 6, Rangers 4 (11 innings)

Brewers 1, Pirates 2

Tigers 3, Rays 4 (10 innings)

Phillies 3, Dodgers 4

Tigers sign Francisco Liriano

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Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.

Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.