Indinapolis, In. — Pokagon State Park has been thrilling winter guests with its 90-foot tall toboggan run since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.To celebrate that longevity, the Steuben County Tourism Bureau has made commemorative postcards to celebrate the run’s 80-year anniversary. From Dec. 21 to Jan. 1, each toboggan will receive one postcard while supplies last.Toboggan rental is $13 a toboggan per hour. One toboggan will hold up to four riders. There is a gate admission fee of $7 for in-state vehicles, $9 for out of state vehicles, or $2 a person on a bus or commercial van. For more information visit www.tobogganrun.com.Pokagon State Park (on.IN.gov/pokagonsp) is at 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, 46703
Kershaw, who had 10 pickoffs last season, picked off his second batter of the spring.“It can get you out of some jams,” he said. “It’s something I worked on for sure.”Alex Guerrero hit a solo homer off Sale in the fourth. Howie Kendrick hit a run-scoring triple in the third.Thompson impressesThe Dodgers are giving a long look at athletic outfielder Trayce Thompson, who played center field Saturday. Thompson, the brother of Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and son of former Laker Mychal, “can do a lot of different things,” manager Dave Roberts said. “We want to see him as much as we possibly can, putting him in center, in left a little bit, in right a little bit.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chris Sale pitched 5 1/3 innings and Clayton Kershaw went nearly that far in a matchup of left-handed aces Saturday, with the Chicago White Sox beating the Dodgers 4-2 in Glendale, Arizona.Sale made his Cactus League debut after pitching in a “B” game earlier in the week. He allowed two runs and six hits, walking one and striking out three. Kershaw, pitching on his 28th birthday, gave up two runs and six hits, walking none and striking out four. Jerry Sands and Tyler Saladino hit RBI singles in the second.“At one point or another today, I felt like I used all my pitches effectively,” he said. “I gave up a few hard-hit balls, but some bloopers that found some holes, too. But overall, I felt like I’m on a decent progression for sure.” Thompson made an outstanding catch on a line drive to center by Avisail Garcia.“It was definitely nice to make that catch,” Thompson said. “There have been a couple balls that been inches away from my glove that I feel I usually make.”Though Thompson can play any outfield spot, “I feel like I’m a center fielder,” he said. “I want the ball. I’ve always had that mentality. I pride myself a lot on my defense.”Pujols producesAngels manager Mike Scioscia liked the two mammoth home runs Albert Pujols hit in the third inning against Milwaukee. But he also liked the veteran slugger’s first at-bat, a two-out, RBI single to the opposite field.“It’s great to see him hitting the ball to right field with a guy in scoring position, which is what he does when he’s on,” Scioscia said after Pujols sent the Angels past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-7 in Tempe.After his first-inning single scored the streaking Yunel Escobar, Pujols led off the third against Wily Peralta and homered onto the berm in left-center. The Angels went on to bat around, and Pujols faced Peralta again with a man on and two out.This time, on the first pitch, Pujols cleared the hedge behind the lawn area in left and capped an eight-run inning. Pujols had one spring homer entering Saturday.“He got two pitches up and just killed them,” Scioscia said.Escobar went 4 for 4, extending his consecutive hit streak to seven. The Angels’ new third baseman is batting .471 and has yet to strike out in Cactus League play.Yunesky Maya made his first start for the Angels after six relief innings. He didn’t fare as well this time, though four of the five runs against him were unearned.Maya allowed five hits and walked four after issuing no walks in any of his previous outings. The Cuban last pitched in the majors for Washington in 2013. Tejada joins CardsThe St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent shortstop Ruben Tejada to a one-year, $1.5 million guaranteed contract. Tejada hit .261 with 23 doubles, three homers and 28 RBIs with the New York Mets last year. His season ended when the Dodgers’ Chase Utley broke Tejada’s right leg with a takeout slide in the NL Division Series.Tejada signed with the Mets in 2006 and spent parts of six big league seasons in New York. But after the Mets offered him a contract on Dec. 2, they signed free-agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and acquired second baseman Neil Walker from Pittsburgh. With Wilmer Flores also on the roster, Tejada’s future with the team became uncertain and he was released on Wednesday.