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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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 last night to earn a split of a doubleheader. The victory at Busch Stadium snapped a four-game losing streak for St. Louis, which won for just the third time in its past nine games. It's the most runs this season for the Cardinals and the first time in seven games they scored at least three runs.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals last night. Kansas City has lost three in a row to fall into a first-place tie with Detroit.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Jake Waters threw for 223 yards and accounted for four touchdowns and Charles Jones ran for a pair of scores as Number 20 Kansas State pounded Stephen F. Austin 55-16 last night. Waters threw touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett and Kody Cook while also running for two TDs.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Maty Mauk threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead Number 24 Missouri past South Dakota State 38-18 in the season opener for both teams yesterday. Mauk seemed at ease early, finding receiver Darius White crossing behind the Jackrabbits' defense for a 44-yard touchdown pass just 50 seconds into the game. The Tigers extended their lead to 21-10 at halftime.

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