The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Stanford ace Mark Appel with the No. 8 overall pick in the MLB Draft.
Many prognosticators thought he would be selected with the No.1 overall pick.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles police are out in force for opening day at Dodger Stadium, a year after the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan.