class 1a At Danville (Schlarman) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Bethany (Okaw Valley) 13, Crete (Illinois Lutheran) 5 F . . . they will face . . .
Catlin (Salt Fork) 16, Decatur (St. Teresa) 1 F-4
class 2a At Bloomington (Central Catholic) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Tuscola 5, Bismarck (B.-Henning-Rossville-Alvin) 3 F . . . they will face . . .
Stanford (Olympia) 6, St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 5 F
class 2a At Seneca SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Herscher 11, Chicago (Harlan) 1 F-5 . . . they will face . . .
Chicago (University) 1, Palos Heights (Chicago Christian) 0 F
class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Coal City 14, Richton Park (Rich South) 0
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class 1a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Coal City 14, Richton Park (Rich South) 0 F
class 1a At Serena SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Somonauk 15, Crete (Illinois Lutheran) 0 F
class 2a At Gibson City (G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 7, Stanford (Olympia) 1 F
class 2a At Beecher SECTIONAL SEMIFINAL
Seneca 3, Kankakee (McNamara) 2 f
class 3a At Mahomet (M.-Seymour) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Mahomet (M.-Seymour) 6, Rantoul 5 F
class 3a At Manteno REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Manteno 17, Calumet City (Thornton Fractional (TF)North) 1 F
class 4a At Normal (Community West) REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 10, Normal (Community West) 0 F . . . they will face . . .
Normal (Community) 10, Pekin 0 F
class 1a Caston Sectional
Jay Hammel's one-hitter allowed South Newton to coast into Saturday's semifinals with a 16-0 victory against Caston. Hammel struck out 10 in the five-inning triumph that earned the Rebels (16-9) a berth opposite North Miami. Tyler Martell went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, and Desmond Costilla was also 3-for-4 with three runs driven in.
Class 3A Peru Sectional
Peru 11, West Lafayette 6
Maconaquah 3, Benton Central 2
class 1a Rossville Sectional
Frontier's 15, Tri County 3 f
INDIANS 1, CUBS 0
CHICAGO -- Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping Cleveland beat Chicago 1-0. Plutko (2-0) struck out four and walked four in his second major league start. The right-hander was promoted from Triple-A Columbus to replace the struggling Josh Tomlin in Cleveland's rotation. Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis had two hits apiece as the AL Central leaders won for the third time in four games. The Indians completed a sweep of their two-game set versus the Cubs in their first appearance at Wrigley Field since they lost the 2016 World Series. Chicago's Jon Lester (4-2) allowed six hits, struck out four and walked one while lowering his ERA to 2.37 in his 10th start this year.
ROYALS 5, CARDINALS 2, 10 INNINGS
ST. LOUIS -- Drew Butera had a two-run single in the 10th to lead Kansas City past St. Louis 5-2. Butera's RBI were his first since May 2. Jon Jay followed with an RBI single as the Royals won their first series since taking three of four from Detroit May 3-6. Blaine Boyer (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win. Kelvin Herrera earned his 10th save with a perfect 10th. Bud Norris (1-1) pitched a perfect ninth, but couldn't record an out in the 10th, giving up back-to-back singles to Jorge Soler and Alex Gordon before compounding the issue by committing an error on Alcides Escobar's sacrifice attempt to load the bases ahead of Butera.
WHITE SOX 11, ORIOLES 1
CHICAGO -- Dylan Covey (1-1) tossed seven strong innings for his first major league win, Yoan Moncada and Adam Engel each hit three-run homers and Chicago pounded Baltimore 11-1. Jose Rondon added his first major league homer as last-place Chicago rolled to its fifth win in seven games. Baltimore, last in the AL East, has lost four of five overall and is 5-21 on the road. Alex Cobb (1-6) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since April 19. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits.
PIRATES 5, REDS 4, 12 INNINGS
BREWERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 2
TIGERS 4, TWINS 1
Game 7 - Washington 4, Tampa Bay 0 . . . Capitals win series 4-3 WASHINGTON WILL FACE VEGAS FOR LORD STANLEY'S CUP. GAME ONE IS MONDAY IN VEGAS.
BOSTON 96, CLEVELAND 83 F - Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points -- his ninth 20-point game of the postseason -- and Boston beat Cleveland 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston on Sunday if necessary. The home team has won every game so far in the series, and none has been closer than nine points.