Settling the Scores: Saturday’s results

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The Angels hung a 21-spot on the Red Sox on Saturday, marking the first time the club has scored 20-plus runs in a game since August 25, 2004. The Red Sox haven’t been victimized for that many since August 31, 2012.

C.J. Cron was the star of the game, finishing 6-for-6 with a pair of homers, five runs, and five RBI. Carlos Perez wasn’t far behind, going 5-for-6 with a homer, two doubles, and six RBI. Albert Pujols also homered. Cron is the first player with six hits in a game since the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon on August 4, 2014.

The bulk of the offense came in the seventh inning, when the Halos scored 11 runs against Robbie Ross, Jr. and Pat Light. The pair of relievers yielded five singles, a walk, a hit batter, two doubles, and two homers. For the Angels, it’s their first 11-run inning since May 12, 1997.

Clay Buchholz started the game for the Red Sox, but he couldn’t finish the fifth inning. All told, he gave up six runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk with one strikeout. It was his third start since returning to the rotation, but the results haven’t been any better than before. With the trade deadline approaching, one wonders if Buchholz’s days are numbered.

The box scores.

Blue Jays 9, Indians 6
Cardinals 3, Brewers 0
Twins 17, Rangers 5
Braves 9, Marlins 1
White Sox 7, Astros 6
Reds 9, Nationals 4 (10 innings)
Tigers 3, Rays 2
Mets 4, Cubs 3
Angels 21, Red Sox 2
Royals 6, Phillies 2
Padres 2, Yankees 1
Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5
Dodgers 6, Rockies 1
Mariners 12, Orioles 6
Pirates 4, Athletics 2 (10 innings)