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

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. No makeup date has been announced yet. As Brink points out, the two clubs meet again in Pittsburgh September 21-23 and both have an off day on the 20th, so that could be a potential makeup date.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in third place.