Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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It’s way early, but the Brewers sure look good.

Star center fielder Carlos Gomez hit his fourth home run of the season, staff ace Yovani Gallardo put together his third straight quality start, and closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his fourth save in as many chances as the Brew Crew topped the Pirates 3-2 on Saturday night at a sold-out Miller Park.

It was the eighth consecutive win for the Brewers, who now boast a three-game lead over the Bucs and Cardinals in the National League Central standings.

Milwaukee currently owns the best record and run differential (+25) in the major leagues. Kyle Lohse will try to keep it rolling Sunday.

Your Saturday recaps and box scores:

Red Sox 4, Yankees 7

Rays 1, Reds 0

Cubs 4, Cardinals 10

Indians 12, White Sox 6

Rockies 1, Giants 0

Royals 1, Twins 7

Marlins 4, Phillies 5 (10 innings)

Blue Jays 1, Orioles 2 (12 innings)

Pirates 2, Brewers 3

Astros 6, Rangers 5 (10 innings)

Nationals 3, Braves 6

Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 5

Tigers 6, Padres 2

Mets 7, Angels 6 (13 innings)

Athletics 3, Mariners 1

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.