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Gyorko's homer keeps Cardinals alive another day

Jedd Gyorko's eighth-inning homer off a 100 mph Felipe Rivero fastball at Busch Stadium was his 30th of the season and third in three games. But, the opposite-field drive to right was his most significant homer of the season because it kept the Cardinals alive for another day as they try to gain a wild-card playoff berth in the National League.

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Memorable moments in the history of Turner Field

On Sunday, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it's been the site of many memorable moments:

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David Ortiz hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night.

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Pujols proud to have finished strong

ANAHEIM, Calif.-Shut down for this season's final weekend, Albert Pujols reflected Friday on his fifth year as an Angel. He was proud to finish with a .268 average, 31 home runs and 119 runs batted in despite plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

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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