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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 White Sox go for their second straight home win against Kansas City Tuesday night. Scott Carroll will pitch the second game of the series against the Royals. Sox rookie All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu (uh-BRAY'-oo) takes a 12-game hitting streak into the game and leads the American League with 29 home runs.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals give the ball to 12-game winner Adam Wainwright Tuesday night as they open a two-game interleague series against Tampa Bay. They split a pair with the Rays last month in Florida. Wainwright got a 1-0 victory in that series.

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyle Hendricks makes his first Wrigley Field start for the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. The right-hander allowed four runs in six innings at Cincinnati nearly two weeks ago. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo enters the day tied for the National League home run lead with 23.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks will play on national television 20 times in the upcoming NHL season. Four of those games will be against the St. Louis Blues -- December 3rd, February 8th, April 5th and April 9th. They'll play the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings January 28th and March 30th. They'll play the Capitals outdoors in Washington on New Year's Day.

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