Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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Scott Kazmir allowed six earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in his first big league start since 2011, but the Indians enjoyed a massive day at the plate in routing the Astros 19-6 Saturday night in Houston.

The Tribe combined for 22 hits — seven of which were doubles and three of which were home runs. Nick Swisher doubled three times on his own and veteran designated hitter Jason Giambi collected a game-high five RBI. Eight runs crossed the plate in the first inning and six were scored in the second.

Mark Reynolds was 2-for-4 with four RBI and is now batting .296/.371/.704 with six home runs and 17 RBI through 15 games this season. Which is making that one-year, $6 million contract that he signed this offseason look like a real bargain.

The Indians are just 6-10 and Kazmir seems unlikely to stick, but the offense is legit.

Your Saturday box scores:

Dodgers 5, Orioles 7 (Game 1)

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3 (11 innings)

Royals 3, Red Sox 4

Marlins 2, Reds 3 (13 innings)

Tigers 0, Angels 10

Twins 2, White Sox 1 (10 innings)

Nationals 7, Mets 6

Cardinals 5, Phillies 0

Braves 1, Pirates 3

Dodgers 1, Orioles 6 (Game 2)

Cubs 1, Brewers 5

Indians 19, Astros 6

Athletics 0, Rays 1

Mariners 0, Rangers 5

Diamondbacks 3, Rockies 4

Padres 0, Giants 2

Report: Rangers sign Jeff Mathis to two-year deal

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The Rangers have signed catcher Jeff Mathis to a two-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is pending a physical.

Mathis turns 36 years old at the end of March and has a career .564 OPS across 14 seasons, but he is well-regarded for his defense and ability to handle a pitching staff.

The arrival of Mathis could mean the Rangers are moving on from Robinson Chirinos behind the plate, as he is now a free agent. The Rangers could go after another catcher to complement Mathis or just have Isiah Kiner-Falefa back up Mathis. Though Kiner-Falefa mostly played elsewhere, including three spots across the infield, he did rack up over 300 defensive innings behind the plate in 2018.