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Harper homers, Ventura remembered, Bourn hurt

Bryce Harper homered in Washington's spring training opener, late Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was remembered before Kansas City's first game and Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen played right field for the first time as a major leaguer.

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Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch

Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz shared several baseball stories with Lee Judge of the Judging the Royals blog during spring training. Here is one of them: When Kuntz was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, he went to grab a beach ball that fell on the field at old Comiskey Park. Even though he forgot to call timeout, it wound up being the right move. Video by John Sleezer, jsleezer@kcstar.com
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Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch 1:43

Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch

A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea 1:38

A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea

Five questions facing the Oakland A’s 2:41

Five questions facing the Oakland A’s

Five questions facing the San Francisco Giants 2:22

Five questions facing the San Francisco Giants