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Stanford, Appel pound Kansas State, 10-3

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Stanford, Appel pound Kansas State, 10-3

June 3, 2011

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FULLERTON (AP) Mark Appel struck out eight in a complete game and Stanford routed Kansas State 10-3 on Friday in the first game of the NCAA FullertonRegional."I feel like all my pitches were working," Appel said. "The key was keeping pitches low in the zone. It's definitely one of my better games allseason."Appel (6-6) limited the Wildcats to seven hits and didn't walk abatter."I think it was a great game for us," said Stanford coach Mark Marquess, in his 44th season. "He didn't walk anybody. I think that was the key. We got some timely hits, we put the ball in play. They'd make an error, we'd back that up with a hit. This was a pretty big stage forhim."Lonnie Kauppila was 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Cardinal (33-20)."I've been struggling at the plate a little bit," Kauppila said. "I feel a little morecomfortable."Stanford shortstop Kenny Diekroeger hit a fly ball that landed in right-center for an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning against Kyle Hunter (5-5). Stanford scored two more runs in the third on singles by Brian Ragira and Lonnie Kauppila.Kansas State dropped to 36-24."We were embarrassed today," Kansas State manager Brad Hill said. "We hadn't made five errors in awhile."Cal State-Fullerton faced Illinois in the second game. On Saturday, Stanford will face the Fullerton-Illinois winner, and Kansas State will play theloser.

A's hire Matt Williams as third base coach

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A's hire Matt Williams as third base coach

OAKLANDThe Oakland A’s named Matt Williams as third base coach on Bob Melvin’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced today.

Williams spent five seasons on the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff as first base coach (2010) and third base coach (2011-13, 16) and also managed the Washington Nationals for two seasons.  He was named National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA in his first season as manager in 2014, guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title.  He went 83-79 in 2015 for a 179-145 (.552) record in two seasons as manager.

Williams played 17 seasons in the majors with San Francisco (1987-96), Cleveland (1997) and Arizona (1998-2003).  He was a .268 career hitter with 378 home runs and 1218 RBI in 1866 games.  Williams was a five-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves as a third baseman.

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Report: Giants make trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

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Report: Giants make trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

The hot stove is heating up. 

Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name swirling in trade rumors and the Giants are reportedly pushing forward in their attempt to acquire the slugger. San Francisco's front office has proposed a trade to Miami for Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic

Details of what the Giants offered have not been reported yet. 

Stanton, who recently turned 28, is guaranteed $295 million over the next 10 seasons. His contract includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out after 2020. 

On Thursday, Stanton was named the National League MVP after hitting .281 with a league-leading 59 home runs and 132 RBI. The last MVP to be traded in the offseason after winning the award was Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers to the Yankees before the 2004 season.