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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Whit Merrifield's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox Friday night. Merrifield flied out to Melky Cabrera to score Alcides Escobar, who led off the inning with a single. Tyler Clippard, who was acquired in a Tuesday trade with the New York Yankees, took the loss in his White Sox debut.

CHICAGO (AP) - Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis' nine-run eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory Friday. Chicago carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, looking for its seventh consecutive win. But St. Louis sent 14 batters to the plate in its highest-scoring inning of the season, taking advantage of a combined six walks by three relievers.

CHICAGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Randal Grichuk and reliever Zach Duke from the disabled list and recalled catching prospect Carson Kelly from Triple-A Memphis. St. Louis also acquired minor league outfielder Tyler O'Neill in a trade with Seattle for left-hander Marco Gonzales, and designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment before Friday's win at the Chicago Cubs. Right-hander Sam Tuivailala and outfielder Magneuris Sierra were optioned to the minors after Thursday's 3-2 loss to the New York Mets.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are in contract talks with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks forward Tommy Wingels broke his left foot during offseason training, but is expected to be ready for training camp. The 29-year-old Wingels, a suburban Chicago native, agreed to a one-year deal with the Blackhawks on July 1st.

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