Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning last night to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler and Salvador Perez each drove in a pair of runs during the surge. Wade Davis pitched a perfect eighth to earn his second straight win.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 yesterday to close in the NL wild-card race. Ike Davis hit his 10th homer in the second after Wainwright hit Russell Martin on the left elbow with a pitch that Martin barely tried to avoid. Davis sent an 88 mph pitch clanking off a speaker raised on a pole.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - No. 24 Missouri is hoping to again turn heads and lead the Southeastern Conference in sacks and tackles for loss. Markus Golden highlights a defensive line that features three seniors and a junior atop the depth chart. Golden recorded 55 tackles and 6.5 sacks last season as a backup.

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a tour bus bringing the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel before tonight's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers was involved in an accident. Two adults and three children were in the vehicle that struck the bus. One of the children had a minor cut to the head and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. No one on the Chiefs' bus was hurt.

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