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

Dustin Pedroia suffers a “significant setback” in his recovery

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Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has suffered “a significant setback” with his left knee, making his availability for spring training questionable. Abraham says that Pedroia is “discussing his options with his family, agents, and the Sox.”

Pedroia underwent “knee joint preservation” surgery last year, which is often used as an alternative to full knee replacement. As it was, he played in only three games in 2018 and appeared in just six games in 2019, accruing just three hits in 34 plate appearances.

In light of the severity of his injury, the severity of his surgery and all of the time he’s missed over the past few years, it was already something of a long shot for Pedroia play again as it was. Indeed, he himself was not even sure if he’d play again when asked at one point last season. But this sounds positively dire.