Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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It was the second-to-last day of the regular season, and you probably already saw what happened in the games that mattered. But in case you didn’t …

The Pirates lost to the Reds in Cincinnati on a 10th-inning walkoff grand slam by Ramon Santiago and the Cardinals later fell to the Diamondbacks when David Peralta slugged a go-ahead three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning, so there was no movement in the National League Central standings. St. Louis leads by one game with one game to play.

The Twins trounced the Tigers in Detroit thanks to Eduardo Escobar driving in a career-high six runs and the Royals fell to the White Sox in Chicago after an ugly outing from Danny Duffy, so no ground was shifted in the American League Central standings. Detroit leads by one game with one game to play.

The A’s lost again after Jeff Samardzija yielded five runs and the Mariners eked out a win over the Angels in extras, so the second American League Wild Card spot remains undecided. Oakland leads by one game.

We’ve laid out all the scenarios in a post previewing Sunday’s action. This should be good.

Your box scores and recaps from Saturday …

Yankees 4, Red Sox 10

Pirates 6, Reds 10 (10 innings)

Marlins 1, Nationals 5

Padres 1, Giants 3

Orioles 2, Blue Jays 4

Rays 2, Indians 0

Braves 4, Phillies 2

Twins 12, Tigers 3

Royals 4, White Sox 5

Cubs 1, Brewers 2

Astros 1, Mets 2

Athletics 4, Rangers 5

Cardinals 2, Diamondbacks 5

Angels 1, Mariners 2 (11 innings)

Rockies 5, Dodgers 6 (12 innings)

Cardinals sign Matt Wieters to one-year, $2 million deal

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Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals and free agent catcher Matt Wieters have agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.

Wieters, 33, spent last season with the Cardinals as Yadier Molina‘s backup. In 67 games, the veteran hit .214/.268/.435 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI. While Wieters has left something to be desired offensively in recent years, he still plays solid defense behind the plate.

Wieters will once again serve as the backup to Molina. Catching prospect Andrew Knizner is expected to start the season at Triple-A Memphis.