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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 beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 last night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. The game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16 a.m. Fewer than 1,000 fans remained.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chris Tillman threw eight strong innings as the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 last night. Nick Hundley homered, Chris Davis had a two-run double and Adam Jones and Delmon Young also drove in runs for the Orioles. Tillman matched a career high with nine strikeouts.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds last night. Pat Neshek pitched one inning of scoreless relief as the Cardinals won for the fifth time in six games. Jay scored the tying run in the eighth on pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso's RBI double.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings as Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series last night. Chicago will face the loser of today's game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on Thursday night. Chicago backed its starter with two three-run innings.

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