Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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

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CHICAGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 yesterday after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before. Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco. The Cubs' Luis Valbuena added a solo homer and a triple in going 3 for 4.

CHICAGO (AP) - Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win last night. Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also homered for the Orioles. Baltimore posted its first sweep in Chicago over the White Sox since July 1995.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time as the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 last night to complete a three-game sweep. Jon Jay had three hits, scored twice and was plunked by a pitch for the sixth time in six games for St. Louis. Trevor Rosenthal got two outs for his 37th save in 42 chances.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs say shortstop Starlin Castro was scratched from last night's lineup because of a family emergency. Castro has played in all 125 games for the Cubs games this season and is batting .283 with 13 homers and 64 RBIs. He had been set to bat fourth yesterday.

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