Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler O'Neill hit a two-run double to end a no-hit bid started by Pittsburgh's Mitch Keller, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 5-4. Keller threw 84 pitches over six no-hit innings and was pulled from the game leading 4-0, but the Cardinals scored five runs off relief pitchers Geoff Hartlieb and Sam Howard in the seventh. O'Neill broke up the no-hit bid and keyed the inning with his bases-loaded double against Howard. St. Louis improved to 25-24 and is a game ahead of Cincinnati and Milwaukee for second place in the NL Central. The top two teams in each division advancing to the expanded postseason.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes threw six solid innings of four-hit ball, Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee's four-run eighth and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0. Burnes is continues to be the best starting pitcher on the Brewers' staff. He is 4-0 in his last five starts with 47 strikeouts and six walks in that span. Against the Royals, he struck out nine.
UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. The Big Ten released an eight-games-in-eight-weeks schedule that will start the weekend of Oct. 24. The opening weekend features Nebraska at Ohio State, two teams that were at the forefront of the grassroots push to play fall football in the Big Ten. In Week 2, Ohio State will play at Penn State on Halloween.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials say a Chiefs fan who tested positive for COVID-19 one day after attending the season opener was allowed into a lower level box seat without a negative test through a lapse. The Kansas City Star reports that the fan should have been tested for COVID-19 before being admitted to the box, per the Chiefs policy, which applies only to those sitting in suites, including the lower level field boxes. Kansas City Health Department spokesman Bill Snook said the agency is working with the Chiefs, who are responsible for the testing, to strengthen the protocol.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 86th minute, Franco Jara had two goals and FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday. FC Dallas has won three straight to move within a point of second-place Sporting Kansas City in the Western Conference. Sporting KC tied it at 2 on Johnny Russell's second goal of the half, a header in the 83rd minute. Three minutes later, Sporting KC's Graham Zusi passed the back back to goalkeeper Tim Melia, but Melia couldn't clear it and Hollingshead tapped in an easy goal from inside the 18-yard box.