Settling the Scores: Thursday’s results

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A lot of you have today off. I hope you enjoy it, even if there’s only one day game. For those of you who don’t have today off, welp, sorry. Could be worse. You could be the Mets. They have to work too, and they’ve had a way worse week than you.

Scott Kazmir won’t be working today. But he worked pretty hard last night against the Mariners, pitching eight shutout innings and allowing only two hits. Expect him to be highly sought after at the trade deadline. And, given Billy Beane’s tendency to move quickly with deals, perhaps he goes before Cueto and Hamels and anyone else. He’s got a 2.56 ERA on the year and has struck out 92 guys in 98 innings.

Yesterday’s results:

Marlins 5, Giants 4
Indians 5, Rays 4
Pirates 8, Tigers 4
Cubs 6, Mets 1
Brewers 8, Phillies 7
Rangers 2, Orioles 0
Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 6
Braves 2, Nationals 1
Padres 5, Cardinals 3
Twins 2, Royals 0
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 1
Athletics 4, Mariners 0