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Posted on July 29, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 3:03 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 5-2 last night to cap their first three-game sweep of the Cardinals at home in 10 years. The Braves broke a 2-all tie with two runs in the sixth inning off rookie Shelby Miller and two relievers. Joey Terdoslavich drove in Chris Johnson with the go-ahead run. Jason Heyward added another run-scoring single.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 yesterday for their sixth consecutive victory. Aaron Crow tossed a scoreless inning to get the win. Greg Holland finished for his 27th save in 29 chances. Alex Gordon drove a 2-2 pitch from Donnie Veal over the wall in center for his first homer since July 7th.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain was out of the starting lineup for yesterday's game against the White Sox. Cain left the Royals' 1-0 victory at Chicago on Saturday night due to tightness in his left groin. The team said it was precautionary. Kansas City is off on Monday before beginning a three-game series at Minnesota.

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