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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

Aug 28, 2011, 8:21 AM EDT

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It’s August 28. On this date in baseball history, Dodgers president Branch Rickey met with Jackie Robinson for the first time to discuss his plans to integrate the major leagues (1945), Ryne Sandberg became the first second baseman to hit 30 home runs in consecutive seasons as the Cubs topped the Astros (1990), and a 20-year-old Jose Reyes became the youngest player in major league history to homer from each side of the plate in a single game as the Mets defeated the Braves (2003).

Your Saturday box scores:

Athletics 3, Red Sox 9 (Game 1)

Rockies 6, Dodgers 7 (11 innings)

Rays 6, Blue Jays 5

Pirates 7, Cardinals 0

Tigers 6, Twins 4

Cubs 4, Brewers 6

Athletics 0, Red Sox 4 (Game 2)

Nationals 3, Reds 6

Royals 7, Indians 8

Padres 1, Diamondbacks 3

Astros 1, Giants 2

Angels 8, Rangers 4

White Sox 3, Mariners 0

The Marlins, Phillies, Yankees, Orioles, Braves and Mets were rained out by Hurricane Irene.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    My Jays lost a close one yesterday; however, on a sac bunt, they almost pulled off a 1 5 3 5 triple play and I am still not completely convinced that the final runner was safe at third. That was the most exciting play I have seen all year. It was even more impressive when you realize that both Lawrie and Lind are new to their positions this season.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Aug 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Wow, what a ghost town today without Yankees, Phillies and Braves able to withstand a little precipitation! Hurricane Irene can’t take New York even as well as Randy Johnson.
    Hope no one suffered any major damage or inconvenience.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM

      The last 2 days have sucked without any Phillies baseball to watch. This hurricane is cramping my style. I always look forward to Sunday afternoon baseball. I don’t even have that today.

  3. APBA Guy - Aug 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    A’s, in their haste to get out of Boston before the serious rain, endure 4 + hours of total rain delays, which was too much even for the rabid Boston fans. Somehow both games are broadcast locally here with Glenn Kuiper and Ray Fosse managing to maintain their senses of humor (family edition) despite being at the ballpark for more than 12 hours total. BTW, A’s lost both ends of the doubleheader, and were non-factors in both games. It wasn’t pretty. But the most remarkable thing was seeing Fenway almost empty for the closing innings of Game 2.

  4. seanmk - Aug 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    derosa never touched third base

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