Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

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

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(AP) - Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. St. Louis took sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win. The Cardinals moved one game ahead of Milwaukee.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 last night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 41st save in 43 chances.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - First baseman Eric Hosmer was activated from the disabled list yesterday. First-round draft pick Brandon Finnegan also was promoted from Double-A Northwest Arkansas in a flurry of roster moves by the Royals. Hosmer was 3 for 10 in two rehab games for Triple-A Omaha. Designated hitter Billy Butler had started in his place.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Sam was not among the 10 players signed to the St. Louis Rams' practice squad. Sam starred at defensive line for Missouri. Coach Jeff Fisher said the defensive line was the strongest group on the team. Rookie quarterback Garrett Gilbert and seven others were among the cuts that got the roster to 53 players.

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