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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs split their two games on Saturday, beating the A's 4-3 while losing to the Giants 8-6. Jason Heyward went 0-3 with two fly outs and an RBI ground out against Oak while Kyle Schwarber led off against SF going 0-2. Javy Baez had two hits while Mike Montgomery pitched a scoreless inning walking 2. Watch him discuss his potential role this season.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers lefty starting hopeful Alex Wood gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in 2 innings Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said he saw some positives. "I thought Alex was fine," Roberts said. "The fastball was fine, had life. He gave up some hits but there were some good breaking balls and changes. He was fine today."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

About that Pablo Sandoval bunt -- yes, bunt: "That was on his own," said John Farrell, who reiterated Red Sox have talked about bunting to beat shift. "And next at-bat, you see them back in 2-and-2 (alignment) on either side (of second base)." Sandoval also got a hit right-handed.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander's fastball was 92-95 mph in his 1st spring start (2 shutout IP, an infield hit, 2 Ks). Brad Ausmus: "Definitely the best first outing I've seen out of Justin"

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell often suggests that Dustin Pedroia wasn't keen on batting leadoff early in career. "I never didn't like it," said Pedroia, who hit well in Red Sox's leadoff spot last season and will stay atop order. "I don't know where that came from."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has a way of making things look easy, he said Saturday that it all starts with hard work in the spring. Kershaw pitched a scoreless inning against the White Sox in his first Cactus League outing.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander was in the clubhouse when Miguel Cabrera got drilled but said: "I ran out there" in case a brawl broke out. "You see homer, homer, homer, Miggy gets hit...In my cutoff shirt, I'm sure I was very intimidating"

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw kicked off his spring with a perfect 12-pitch inning against the White Sox. He threw a few extra pitches in the bullpen before calling it a day. Kershaw will start the Dodgers' season opener on April 3, his seventh consecutive Opening Day start.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Willson Contreras signs before Opening Day of the Cactus League.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs fans are coming down in waves to take pictures of the WS trophy which is being displayed on the field before their first spring game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

An hour before first pitch at Sloan Park where the defending champs will play

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

.@?AChapman_105 ? junto a José Contreras en el primer juego de primavera de los Yankees.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Tools of the trade - Yasiel Puig's equipment bag.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The cover of the Cubs media guide for 2017

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Jon Lester play wide receiver with strength coach Tim Buss throwing to him.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Joey Votto getting in his morning swings at Reds camp.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss what the Cubs plans are for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Mike Montgomery starts today, Brett Anderson on Monday.

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