Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders. Jason Heyward added a solo homer for Chicago, which moved one game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central. Lester allowed two unearned runs and struck out seven.

BOSTON (AP) — Marco Hernández beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5. It was the second straight walk-off victory at home for Boston, which has won nine of 12. Andrew Benintendi led off the ninth with a double.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to pitch in another game at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday the team will evaluate his progress.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg.

ARBELA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Illinois boy has died after a crash during a dirt bike race in Michigan. The Tuscola County sheriff’s office says in a statement that the crash happened Saturday at Baja Acres in Arbela Township, about 65 miles northwest of Detroit. The sheriff’s office says he was from Cambridge, Illinois, and he had family at the track at the time of the crash. The crash is under investigation.