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

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single to rally the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 yesterday. Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals. St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong left in the top of the eighth after falling backward when he tried to catch a popup in short right field.

CHICAGO (AP) - Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 yesterday. The White Sox took advantage of a season-high four errors by the Tigers to salvage a four-game split. Adam Eaton doubled twice and scored two runs.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears waived long snapper Brandon Hartson yesterday. Hartson beat out former CFL player Chad Rempel in a preseason competition to replace the retired Patrick Mannelly. Mannelly played more years and more games with the Bears than any other player. The Bears host Buffalo in the regular-season opener on Sunday.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. The Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn has 460 career homers.

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