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Rangers pitcher Darvish goes deep

The last Texas Rangers pitcher to hit a home run was Bobby Witt in 1997. That is, until Wednesday night, when starter Yu Darvish took one out to center field at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park.

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Rich Hill pitched six dominant innings in his first start with Los Angeles and Justin Turner hit his 24th homer, lifting the Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night.

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Rich Hill, Justin Turner lead Dodgers to 1-0 win over Giants

For 22 days, Rich Hill existed as a Los Angeles Dodger in name only. He wore the uniform of the franchise but never graced the field. On two occasions, the team scheduled him to start a game only to scratch him due to a blister on his left hand. The only competitive outing he threw for the team was a simulated outing at dusk in the desert.

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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