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) - Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks last night. Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history. Both teams face a short turnaround with Game 2 tomorrow afternoon.

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings as the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win last night. Shields gave up one run and four hits. He got back to his winning ways after seeing his nine-game road victory streak snapped in his last start at Minnesota when sloppy defense led to six unearned runs in a 7-1 loss.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter last night for his seventh career shutout as St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory. Wainwright allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out eight and walked three.

HOUSTON (AP) - Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Cain was injured trying to beat a throw to first base in the ninth inning on Wednesday night. He is hitting .333 with five RBIs and two stolen bases in 12 games this season.

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