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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina’s (YAH’-dee-eer moh-LEE’-nahz) 100th career home run in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3. Molina added an RBI single in the first and rookie Stephen Piscotty homered in the third for St. Louis, which took two of three from the NL West-contending Giants to remain five games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central.

NEW YORK (AP)— New York Yankees rookie Greg Bird hit a pair of soaring two-run drives for his first major league homers to support an overpowering effort by Nathan Eovaldi (ee-VALH’-dee) and lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Twins for a three-game sweep. Eovaldi, who is 13-2, did not allow a baserunner until Chris Hermann singled with one out in the sixth

PHILADELPHIA (AP)— The Toronto Blue Jays fell two games back of the AL East-leading Yankees after dropping a 7-3 decision in Philadelphia. Rookie Aaron Altherr homered, doubled and drove in three runs for the Phillies, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly each scored twice and the United States beat Costa Rica 7-2 in a Women’s World Cup victory tour exhibition game. Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan also scored and the U.S. got an own goal in its second friendly since winning the Women’s World Cup six weeks ago.

NEW YORK (AP)— “Deflategate” may not be resolved much before the start of the NFL regular season next month. During a private meeting with representatives of the NFL and suspended New England QB Tom Brady yesterday, Judge Richard Berman cited legal precedent for reversing arbitrators’ four-game penalties like the one the NFL imposed on Brady and urged both sides to come to a settlement.

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