Willie Cauley-Stein spent much of his rookie season insisting he had more to offer than defense. Under new Kings coach Dave Joerger, Cauley-Stein will get a chance to show his versatility.
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Jake Peavy has a 2.27 ERA in his past eight starts, and the Giants have won six of those games, including Monday’s 3-1 victory over the Rockies. Peavy posted an 8.21 ERA in his first nine starts.
A’s reliever Ryan Dull has stranded all 36 runners he’s inherited this season. That streak is the longest by any major-league reliever to start a season in the expansion era, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Kendall Graveman pitches effectively into the seventh inning and Danny Valencia’s leadoff double in the seventh ends his 0-for-17 streak as the A’s begin a seven-game trip with a 3-1 win over the Twins. The A’s had lost four in a row.
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