Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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The best fireworks on July 4 came from the Angels.

Anaheim’s offense combined for five doubles, two homers, and 15 total hits Saturday in a 13-0 rout of the host Rangers. The only position player who didn’t manage a hit was a Mike Trout, though he did draw a walk in the top of the second inning and score a run after a hit-by-pitch in the top of the sixth.

Angels left-hander Hector Santiago cruised over seven innings, yielding just three hits and a walk to lower his already-shiny season ERA to 2.40.

Anaheim will be chasing a sweep Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. The club is four games back of the American League West-leading Astros.

Your box scores and AP recaps from Saturday’s slate …

Giants 3, Nationals 9

Rays 2, Yankees 3

Blue Jays 3, Tigers 8

Astros 1, Red Sox 6

Orioles 2, White Sox 3

Padres 1, Cardinals 2

Mariners 0, Athletics 2

Indians 0, Pirates 1

Twins 5, Royals 3

Phillies 5, Braves 9

Marlins 2, Cubs 7

Brewers 7, Reds 3

Mets 3, Dodgers 4

Angels 13, Rangers 0

Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 7

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.