Forward Skal Labissiere was still available at No. 28, there to be plucked by Vlade Divac with his draft-day maneuvering that also yielded rookies Georgios Papagiannis (No. 13) and the injured Malachi Richardson (No. 22). Of the three, Labissiere, 21, can make the strongest argument that several other teams dropped the ball, either by underestimating his abilities or being fooled by his calm, almost peaceful demeanor.
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Kendall Graveman is the A’s ace in the absence of injured Sonny Gray, and pitches Saturday night like he deserves the recognition full time. Graveman holds Texas hitless until Mike Napoli’s homer with two outs in the seventh inning, and the A’s beat the Rangers and Yu Darvish 6-1.
Rookie Manuel Margot doubled twice off Madison Bumgarner, Jhoulys Chacin and two relieves held San Francisco to five hits and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 2-1.
Chris Heston was a member of the Giants’ rotation in 2015, when he threw a no-hitter against the Mets, and spent much of last season at Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants traded him to the Mariners over the offseason. Heston starts for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers at Raley Field on Saturday night.
Justin Rose has a back-nine charge so common at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia finally catches a good break in a major. Jordan Spieth gets his name high on those famous white leaderboards, the only spot he has ever occupied on the weekend at the Masters. Saturday has something for everyone at the Masters, including the promise of more to come.
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