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... Adam Jones, who before the game nodded his head over the bleachers here, in the direction he estimated his high school — Morse High — to be, and said, “About 15 minutes that way.”

Hector Rondon has saved 77 games for the Chicago Cubs the past three seasons. Jones had faced him once before, years ago. He’d asked Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison about Rondon, and they’d told him what he suspected. The fastball is big. Too big to look anything but fastball. Rondon threw Jones a 96-mph fastball near the top of the strike zone five pitches into the eighth inning. Jones hit it over the fence in left-center field. The score was 2-2.

“To do it in San Diego, a military city, representing the United States, my brother and my father, and countless friends of mine representing the United States in the military, it’s pretty special,”

We do what we do. 

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