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Dodgers hold off Cardinals, 9-6

The television on the wall in Dave Roberts' office revealed the score, Los Angeles Dodgers 9, St. Louis Cardinals 6, and the length of the game, 3 hours 49 minutes. A thermometer recorded the temperature, sizzling into triple digits at Busch Stadium. The standings revealed the progress made by the Dodgers on this 10-day, nine-game, three-city trip across three time zones.

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Melky Cabrera drove in Adam Eaton with a game-ending single in the ninth inning after closer David Robertson gave up three home runs in the top half to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers hours after they suspended ace Chris Sale for five days on Sunday.

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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