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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs played into the wee hours of the morning in their longest game by time in franchise history. Catcher John Baker not only scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning but also pitched a scoreless top half for the win. After 6 hours, 27 minutes, the Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3.

DETROIT (AP) - Jose Abreu has added to his major league-leading home run total, helping the Chicago White Sox clobber first-place Detroit 11-4. Abreu's 31st homer came back-to-back with an Adam Dunn homer in a seven-run seventh inning. Chicago sent 12 hitters to the plate. Jose Quintana allowed two runs for his sixth win.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have slipped into third place in the National League Central. Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning as the Padres beat the Cardinals 3-1. Tyson Ross evened up his record at 10-10.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Stars got 16 points from Kayla McBride and 14 from Danielle Adams in a 92-74 victory over the Chicago Sky. Chicago dropped to 10-16 overall. The win ended a two-game skid for the Stars.

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