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Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Scott Downs draws in the dirt behind the mound during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, April 5, 2014. The Royals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Scott Downs draws in the dirt behind the mound during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, April 5, 2014. The Royals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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