Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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Everything keeps coming up New York Mets.

Breakout rookie starter Noah Syndergaard delivered seven innings of one-run, two-hit ball and Yoenis Cespedes launched yet another home run as New York defeated the host Braves 6-4 on Saturday in Atlanta. That’s now six straight wins for the Mets, who increased their division lead to 9 1/2 games with the Nationals yet again taking a loss — Washington’s fifth straight defeat.

Syndergaard was skipped on his last turn through the Mets’ rotation as a way to limit his overall workload, and that extra rest can sometimes throw a pitcher off. But the young right-hander looked as sharp as ever in striking out eight batters and lowering his season ERA to 3.20. He also boasts a shiny 1.10 WHIP and 137/30 K/BB ratio in 129 1/3 frames this season.

Cespedes has 16 home runs and 41 RBI in 39 games since the trade.

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

Royals 14, Orioles 6

Cardinals 1, Reds 5

Blue Jays 9, Yankees 5 (11 innings)

Blue Jays 10, Yankees 7

Red Sox 10, Rays 4

Cubs 5, Phillies 7

Brewers 2, Pirates 10

Twins 2, White Sox 8

Mets 6, Braves 4

Nationals 0, Marlins 2

Athletics 5, Rangers 3

Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 5

Astros 2, Angels 3

Padres 0, Giants 8

Rockies 2, Mariners 7