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

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals. Vargas (2-0), who signed a $32 million, four-year deal in the offseason, allowed seven hits while striking out four in another dazzling start.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat St. Louis 3-1 Friday night. Wacha (2-1) gave up five hits and one earned run.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals have placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list and recalled versatile Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha. Manager Ned Yost said he expects Dyson to return Monday in Cleveland.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said Friday his legs are stiff and it felt as if the Blues played two games to beat the Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series. The game lasted 100 minutes and 36 seconds.

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