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PHOENIX -- Tony La Russa has never missed the managing part of baseball since retiring in 2011. He did miss the competition and, most particularly, the winning. Thats what drew him back to the big leagues. Bolstering their front office, the Arizona Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their chief baseball officer on Saturday, hoping the Hall of Fame manager can help turn around the team after one of the worst starts in franchise history. "Its the first day I woke up and I felt a difference," La Russa said. "Because for the first time since then youre back with an organization and at the end of the day youre going to be judged by how well your contribution is to the organizations competition. Thats how I grew up." La Russa last worked as a manager in 2011, walking away after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to their second World Series title with him at the helm. He spent time working for Major League Baseball as a special assistant to Commissioner Bud Selig and was itching to get back into baseball on a day-to-day basis, appearing at Diamondbacks games a few times the past few weeks. La Russa will report to Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall and oversee the entire baseball operations department. He will work with general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson in shaping the future of the Diamondbacks, who were 16-28 heading into Saturday nights game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "It is going to take time, but I think having him here and helping us lead this department, it looks good for us," Hall said. "Any decisions that are going to be made personnel wise, hes going to have final say." La Russa won three World Series titles and six league championships and was a four-time manager of the year in 33 seasons before retiring in 2011. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July and is third with 2,728 wins as a manager and second with 70 post-season wins. La Russa played parts of six seasons in the majors before starting a managerial career that began in 1979 with the Chicago White Sox and took him to Oakland and St. Louis, where he won World Series rings in 2006 and 2011. He also won a title with the As in 1989, joining Sparky Anderson as the only two managers to win World Series in both leagues. "I understand the levels of decision making," La Russa said. "And all Im saying here is that you include everybody in the process. But I think the advantage that we hope to have is that everybody on the competitive side is working from the same thought philosophy." Jim Fox Jersey . On Friday night, after a long rain delay, he was scratched from his scheduled start. Walt Hazzard Jersey . It is unclear how long Kallstrom, who was brought in to alleviate the teams midfield problems, will be sidelined. 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Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 21 points and Andre Drummond checked in with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Detroit has won two straight following a 13-game losing streak. Rudy Gay tallied 20 points to pace the Kings, who have lost three straight and four of their last five. Carl Landry supplied 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and Ben McLemore had 14 in the loss. I thought we missed a lot of great looks, said Kings coach Michael Malone. I wasnt overly disappointed with the offense tonight. Monroes two free throws gave the Pistons an 83-73 lead with 4:41 left in the fourth; then Landry made consecutive jumpers as part of a 6-0 run that made it a two-possession game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope responded with a 3-ppointer and D.ddddddddddddJ. Augustin followed with a pair of free throws. McLemore canned a pair of 3s around another two free throws from Augustin to cut the deficit to five, but Monroe converted a dunk with 24.4 seconds left to seal it. Sacramento led 24-23 after 12 minutes, then stretched the margin to 46-43 at the break. Detroit opened the second half on an 11-0 run for a 54-46 lead at the eight- minute mark. Monroe made a pair of jumpers as part of a 9-0 run later in the quarter to help push the lead to 67-53. However, the Kings scored the final seven points and trimmed the deficit to 67-60 entering the fourth. Game Notes Detroit has won four straight over the Kings ... The Pistons shot 44.3 percent from the floor and limited Sacramento to 35.5 percent shooting ... There were 10 lead changes and seven ties ... The Kings had a 55-43 edge on the glass. ' ' '

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