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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout.

"I can't believe that just happened, dude," pitcher James Shields razzed.

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1 D. Price, Det271
2 C. Kluber, Cle269
3 M. Scherzer, Det252
4 F. Hernandez, Sea248
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5t Z. Greinke, LAD207
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8 T. Ross, SD195
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