Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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Break up those Astros.

Thanks to a go-ahead ground rule double from Jonathan Villar in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Astros topped the Orioles 2-1 last night in MLB’s annual Civil Rights Game to extend their winning streak to seven games. That’s the longest current streak in MLB. It’s also their longest winning streak since 2010.

The double from Villar snapped an 0-for-26 stretch. Brett Oberholtzer allowed just one run on four hits and no walks over seven innings in the victory while Chad Qualls recorded a four-out save.

The Astros are 15-13 in May, so they have secured themselves their first winning month since September of 2010. The painful rebuild is showing signs of progress.

Your Friday box scores:

Orioles 1, Astros 2

Rockies 2, Indians 5

Mets 5, Phillies 6 (14 innings)

Rangers 2, Nationals 9

Twins 6, Yankees 1

Braves 3, Marlins 2

Royals 6, Blue Jays 1

Rays 2, Red Sox 3 (10 innings)

Cubs 5, Brewers 11

Giants 9, Cardinals 4

Reds 6, Diamondbacks 4

Padres 4, White Sox 1

Pirates 2, Dodgers 1

Angels 5, Athletics 9

Tigers 6, Mariners 3

Athletics acquire Wilmer Font from Dodgers

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The Dodgers announced on Wednesday that the club traded pitcher Wilmer Font to the Athletics in exchange for minor league pitcher Logan Salow.

Font, 27, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Monday. The right-hander struggled in six relief appearances, giving up 13 runs on 18 hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.

Salow, 23, opened the season with Single-A Beloit. The lefty has yielded two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.