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Posted on March 3, 2013 at 4:32 AM

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright struggled with location in his second spring-training start, giving up five runs and eight hits over three innings yesterday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals. Gio Gonzalez won his second exhibition start for the Nationals, allowing two runs and five hits in three innings in Jupiter, Florida.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Hosmer went 3 for 3 with a home run and two doubles, Mike Moustakas hit a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals beat a San Francisco Giants split squad 9-5 yesterday. The Royals remained the only undefeated team in spring training with an 8-0-1 record. The Giants fielded a team of mostly minor leaguers and non-roster invitees in Surprise, Arizona.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ben McLemore scored a Kansas freshman-record 36 points, and Jeff Withey came within one block of a triple-double as the sixth-ranked Jayhawks beat West Virginia 91-65 yesterday. McLemore, a 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman, went to the bench with a little more than 5 minutes left after hitting 12 of 15 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc. He had seven rebounds and four assists in Lawrence.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and 13th-ranked Kansas State pulled out a 64-61 victory last night after a failed desperation inbound pass gave the Wildcats one more chance. Pierre Jackson had 18 points and seven assists for Baylor in Waco, Texas.

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