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

CHICAGO (AP) - Buck Farmer struck out a career-best 11 batters in his first major league win, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday to split the doubleheader. Farmer allowed just three hits and walked two in six-plus innings of work. The White Sox won the first game of the doubleheader 3-0 after getting RBIs from Jose Abreu and Leury Garcia.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brandon McCarthy and Ross Stripling combined on a three-hitter Saturday to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Chicago Cubs 5-0. Chase Utley drove in three runs on two singles for the Dodgers. Chicago has been shut out in three consecutive road games and held scoreless in four of its last six games away from Wrigley Field.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Maryland scored four runs in the seventh inning Saturday to beat Northwestern 9-5 in the Big Ten Tournament. The Terrapins and the Wildcats will meet again Sunday morning, with the winner advancing to the title game later in the day. Joe Hoscheit hit a two-run homer for Northwestern.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Michal Kempny. The 26-year-old was set to become a restricted free agent July 1. The extension runs through the 2017-18 season. Kempny had two goals and six assists in 50 games with the Blackhawks.

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