Dee Gordon, antsy as always on first base, took off for second. In a matter of a few steps and even fewer seconds, he not only swiped second but also moved to third when an errant throw sailed into center.
LOS ANGELES–Just past 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Hyun-Jin Ryu rose from his seat inside the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen and climbed atop a mound. A pitcher warming up should not sound an alarm. But these are strange times for the pitching staff of the Dodgers.
Robbie Ray pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lower the NL's second-best road ERA to 0.081, Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 for their ninth win in 10 games.
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, email@example.com
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