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ROYALS-RANGERS

DeShields RBI single in 13th gives Texas 1-0 win over Royals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Delino DeShields had an RBI single with one out in the 13th inning to score Joey Gallo from second base and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Thursday night.

Gallo had pulled a one-out double into the right-field corner off Travis Wood (0-1), the third Royals reliever after starter Danny Duffy went 7 1-3 innings. Gallo scored when DeShields hit a sharp single to left on the 10th pitch of the at-bat.

It was only the third game in the 24 seasons of the Rangers' ballpark to go to extra innings scoreless. This was the longest of those games.

Gallo's double was the first hit for the Rangers since Jonathan Lucroy's leadoff double in the fifth. It was the first hit in the game since Royals leadoff hitter Alex Gordon's one-out single in the eighth.

CARDINALS-BREWERS

Brewers hit 3 HRS, beat the Cardinals 7-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jett Bandy, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw each hit home runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday night.

Bandy hit a two-run homer in the sixth and Thames put Milwaukee ahead with a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez (0-3) in the fifth. Shaw's three-run blast in the first made it 12 consecutive games going yard for the Brewers, who lead the majors with 32 home runs.

Zach Davies (1-2) allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out five, but needed Thames' NL-leading eighth home run and seventh in the last eight games for his first win in four starts.

Jacob Barnes pitched the ninth for his first save of the season.

Matt Carpenter hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth and Kolten Wong, whose career-high seven triples led the Cardinals in 2016, hit his first of the season in the top of the second with the bases loaded.

CARDINALS MOVES

Peralta put on DL by Cardinals with upper respiratory issue

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Infielder Jhonny Peralta was put on the 10-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals because of an upper respiratory issue.

Peralta sat out the four previous games, and the move was retroactive to Sunday. He is hitting .120 (3 for 25) with no RBIs.

St. Louis recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons before Thursday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Lyons' 2016 season ended July 31 because of a right knee stress reaction. He made three appearances in rehabilitation games with Triple-A Memphis this season, allowing two runs in 14 innings.

IOWA-ATHLETICS TRIAL

Ex-Iowa official says she took "don't ask, don't tell" stand

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa says she functioned with a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes' field hockey coach that ultimately led to her dismissal from the department.

Jane Meyer testified Thursday at her discrimination trial in Des Moines that she feared she'd never achieve her goal of becoming a Division I athletic director as an "out lesbian."

Meyer says, "You have to be very careful with your personal life unless you're heterosexual."

Meyer is alleging workplace discrimination and is seeking damages for pay and emotional distress.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is expected to testify Friday.

CREIGHTON-HUSS

Ex-NM aide Alan Huss joining staff at alma mater Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former Creighton basketball player Alan Huss is returning to the Bluejays as an assistant coach.

Coach Greg McDermott on Thursday announced the hiring of Huss, who spent the last three seasons as an assistant at New Mexico. Huss replaces Steve Lutz, who left last week to join the staff at Purdue.

Before Huss was at New Mexico, he was head coach for four seasons at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. He was 102-19 at the prep school. He also was a successful head coach at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana.

Huss played at Creighton from 1997-2001 under Dana Altman. He averaged 3.2 points and 1.9 points in 94 career games, including 39 starts.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-ANTHEM

College World Series anthem auditions are set for Saturday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Auditions to perform the national anthem at College World Series games will be held Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha.

Thirty individuals or groups will compete for 17 spots.

A panel of judges chose the 30 vocalists, musicians and musical groups based on applications. The panel reviewed more than 75 applicants from 15 states. Finalists were selected based on a recorded a cappella rendition of the national anthem accompanying their applications.

The College World Series begins June 17.

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