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

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in the first 9½ minutes against what used to be his hometown team, Terrance Mitchell had two interceptions and rookie Kareem Hunt scored on a 69-yard run to seal the Kansas City Chiefs' 24-10 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs beat the Chargers for the seventh straight time.

CHICAGO (AP) - Rookie right-hander Lucas Giolito pitched seven strong innings and Avisail Garcia drove in three runs with his 18th homer and a double to lead the Chicago White Sox past the fading Kansas City Royals 8-1. Kevan Smith had a solo homer and a single for two RBIs as Chicago took two of three from the Royals and dropped them 5½ games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals stumbled against the Pirates for the second straight day, allowing home runs to Starling Marte and rookie Jordan Luplow in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. St. Louis dropped 2½ games behind Colorado for the NL's second wild card. Jameson Taillon allowed one run and four hits in five innings, and five pitchers combined for hitless relief.

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Different city, but the same story for the San Diego-turned-Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers fell to 0-3 on Sunday, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-10 after turnovers put them in an early 14-point hole from which they never recovered.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Daniel Salloi and Diego Rubio each scored in the first half, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 to move within one point of first-place Vancouver in the Western Conference. Kansas City (12-6-11), which won the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, extended its club-record home unbeaten streak to 24 games.

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