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

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 yesterday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Washington rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter after blowing a 17-point first-quarter lead. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points.

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox last night. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer. Justin Verlander had little to worry about after allowing a first-inning homer to Jose Abreu. He allowed two runs and eight hits, striking out seven and walking two.

CHICAGO (AP) - Nate Schierholtz drove in a pair of early runs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. Jason Hammel pitched seven strong innings. He allowed just one run and four hits in seven innings to lower his ERA to 2.60.

NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury as the St. Louis Cardinals grabbed a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets last night. Left fielder Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer. Wainwright faced the minimum through four innings and outpitched Dillon Gee.

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