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It’s a more-than-full 16-game slate for Saturday thanks to a Red Sox-Orioles doubleheader in Baltimore. We’ve also got some day baseball on the docket, so let’s jump in … 

Saturday’s scores

Yankees 5, Rangers 3 (box score)
Red Sox 5, Orioles 0, Game 1 (box score)
Nationals 9, Cubs 4 (box score)
Rays 3, Blue Jays 1 (box score)
Twins 4, Tigers 3 (box score)
Reds 6, Diamondbacks 3 (box score)
Red Sox 6, Orioles 4, Game 2 (box score)
Mariners 3, Astros 2 (box score)
Indians 3 White Sox 1 (box score)
Brewers 4, Braves 2 (box score)
Marlins 4, Mets 3 in 11 (box score)
Cardinals 8, Royals 3 (box score)
Rockies 3, Dodgers 2 (box score)
Phillies 5, Padres 1 (box score)
Pirates 4, Giants 0 (box score)
Athletics 7, Angels 0 (box score)

J.D. pushes homer total to 37

J.D. Martinez just won’t stop hitting. He entered Saturday batting .332/.399/.656 with a majors-leading 35 home runs and 101 runs batted in. He then played a doubleheader and added to those numbers.

In the first game, Martinez went 0 for 4 without reaching base. He made up for his sins in the nightcap, homering twice and driving in three runs.

For those keeping count, that gives Martinez 37 homers and 104 runs batted in — or, in so many words, that puts him nine homers and a RBI away from new career-highs. It’s early August.

Laureano shows off

Ramon Laureano isn’t a household name — not even in the Oakland market. But if he keeps making plays like the one he made on Saturday night, he will be soon enough. Check this out:

That catch? Very nice.

But that throw!? 😮@Athletics youngster Ramón Laureano corrals the ⭐⭐⭐⭐ catch and then fires a perfect 321-foot throw to 1B for an UNBELIEVABLE double play!

— #Statcast (@statcast) August 12, 2018

To catch the ball is impressive enough, but to sling it all the way to first without a

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