Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press - KCTV5

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 last night. Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout. Jonathan Toews scored in the first period and Marcus Kruger added an empty-netter as Chicago bounced back after a pair of overtime losses in St. Louis.

NEW YORK (AP) - Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 last night. David Wright lined an early RBI single that extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Kyle Farnsworth earned his first save as the New York's newest closer.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley hit two-run homers to power the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 last night. Kipnis connected in the sixth inning off Jeremy Guthrie. Brantley provided Cleveland a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Alex Gordon and Omar Infante each had two of the Royals' six hits.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Craig Unger has been hired as general manager of the Memphis Redbirds as the St. Louis Cardinals take over daily management of their Triple-A affiliate. Unger joined the Cardinals organization in 2008. Former GM Ben Weiss is now a senior adviser assisting Unger in daily management of the team.

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