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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Yadier Molina homered twice to back a strong start by Miles Mikolas and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Molina's two-run homer in the sixth inning off reliever Jeremy Jeffress gave St. Louis the lead and the Cardinals held on behind the pitching of Mikolas and four relievers.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead in the American Family Insurance Championship. First-round leader Stricker followed his opening 64 with a 74, ending the hometown star's streak of Champions rounds under par at 30.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Robert Wickens is returning to Road America with a full-time ride a year after taking an IndyCar spin there as a substitute driver. The Schmidt Peterson racer is looking forward to the Kohler Grand Prix on Sunday at the 14-turn road course. Wickens was just subbing for one day of practice last year. Now an IndyCar rookie, Wickens is seventh in the points race heading into Sunday's race.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Defending IndyCar series champion Josef Newgarden has won the pole for the race at Road America, leading a Team Penske sweep on the front row. Newgarden turned in a lap time of 1:43.20 on Saturday for his fifth career pole and second straight after taking pole position two weeks ago at Texas. Teammate Will Power will start second, with Ryan Hunter-Reay starting third.

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