Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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There is a mere 1.5-game separation between the three teams at the top of the NL Central standings.

Reds speedster Billy Hamilton was at it again on Saturday afternoon, entering as a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 10th inning and scoring the game-winning run as Cincinnati downed the Dodgers 4-3. Hamilton stole his fourth base in four chances to put himself in scoring position and crossed the plate for the third time as a major leaguer. He has yet to take an at-bat but has already been a difference-maker.

In St. Louis, the Cardinals happily welcomed the return of the real Adam Wainwright, who fought past his recent struggles and delivered seven shutout innings against the Pirates in an eventual 5-0 victory.

The win vaulted the Cards ahead of the Bucs for first place in the division.

Your Saturday box scores and recaps:

White Sox 3, Orioles 4 (10 innings)

Red Sox 13, Yankees 9

Dodgers 3, Reds 4 (10 innings)

Astros 1, Athletics 2

Brewers 5, Cubs 3

Mets 4, Indians 9

Braves 5, Phillies 6

Tigers 3, Royals 4

Blue Jays 11, Twins 2

Nationals 9, Marlins 2

Pirates 0, Cardinals 5

Rockies 1, Padres 2

Diamondbacks 2, Giants 1

Rangers 3, Angels 8

Rays 2, Mariners 6