Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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The 51-32 Brewers have the best record in the National League and the largest division lead in MLB, boasting a 6.5-game cushion over the second-place Cardinals just beyond the midpoint of the season.

Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer and closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his major league-high 27th save as the upstart Brewers won their fourth consecutive game 7-4 on Saturday night at home against the Rockies. Milwaukee tagged Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin for those seven runs on 11 hits and a walk, driving his season ERA from 4.84 all the way to 5.40.

The Brewers will be going for a sweep of the Rox on Sunday afternoon.

It’ll be Yovani Gallardo versus Jorge De La Rosa.

Your box scores and recaps from Saturday …

Nationals 3, Cubs 0; Nationals 7, Cubs 2

White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

Braves 10, Phillies 3; Braves 5, Phillies 1

Angels 6, Royals 2

Rays 5, Orioles 4

Twins 0, Rangers 5

Mets 5, Pirates 3

Rockies 4, Brewers 7

Tigers 4, Astros 3

Athletics 7, Marlins 6 (14 innings)

Red Sox 2, Yankees 1

Cardinals 1, Dodgers 9

Reds 7, Giants 3 (11 innings)

Indians 5, Mariners 0

Diamondbacks 3, Padres 1

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.