Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright overcame a career-high seven walks to pitch eight shutout innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over Cole Hamels and the Chicago Cubs 2-1 for a three-game sweep. The Cardinals got just four hits in their fourth straight win. Chicago was limited to three hits, and lost for the sixth time in seven games.

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito tossed five-hit ball into the eighth inning and Tim Anderson homered, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Giolito struck out nine and walked none while extending his scoreless streak to 14 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.74 ERA in six May starts.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Luke Smith allowed three hits in 8 1/3 innings and Jake Snider had three RBI with a homer as top-seeded Louisville routed Illinois State 11-2 in an elimination game of the NCAA tournament. Hours after knocking out second-seeded rival Indiana 9-7 to stay alive, the Cardinals extended the Louisville regional final behind Smith, who struck out seven and walked three in his longest outing this season.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first Funny Car victory since the end of the 2017 season, beating Robert Hight in an explosive final round at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Johnson’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat had an engine explosion just before the finish line in a pass of 4.175 seconds at 229.86 mph.