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Posted on May 19, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Updated Sunday, May 19 at 8:03 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Bianchi drove in two runs with a 10th-inning single up the middle, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 last night. Joe Kelly allowed runs for the first time in five appearances and took the loss. He allowed two hits and a walk in one inning for the Cardinals, who fell to 0-3 in extra-inning games this season.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have placed left-hander Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. General manager John Mozeliak says the team became aware of the issue about a week ago. St. Louis didn't announce who would take Garcia's place in the rotation. The NL Central leaders recalled reliever Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis yesterday.

CONCORD, North Carolina (AP) — Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race, taking out yesterday's event to break a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt and teammate Jeff Gordon. It was fitting that he did it at North Carolina's Charlotte Motor Speedway. That's a track where Johnson has dominated since his 2002 rookie season.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — John Force ended a 19-race Number One qualifying slump with a track-record Funny Car run yesterday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals. The 64-year-old Force earned the 141st top qualifying position of his career and his 11th at Heartland Park Topeka with a pass of 4.043 seconds at 313.22 miles per hour in a Ford Mustang.

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