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

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria homered with one out in the seventh inning to break up Jack Flaherty’s bid for a no-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0. The Giants managed only one baserunner against Flaherty until Longoria drove an 0-1 pitch into the left field stands. Longoria has hit five of his 12 home runs this month.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty has completed six no-hit innings against the San Francisco Giants. Flaherty has thrown 70 pitches and has six strikeouts. The 23-year-old retired his first 12 batters before walking Alex Dickerson leading off the fifth. He struck out two of the next three and got Kevin Pillar to foul out. Flaherty got help in the first inning when center fielder Harrison Bader made a running catch at the warning track to take away a possible hit from Brandon Belt.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Brian Dozier and Victor Robles homered, and the Washington Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to ride a wave of momentum into the All-Star break. Washington has won 10 of 12 to climb past Philadelphia into second place in the NL East.



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