Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Monday night. Bryant hit the second pitch he saw from John Axford over the wall in left-center to give Chicago a dramatic victory and snap a three-game skid.

BOSTON (AP) — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox. Boston's David Ortiz homered for the third time in two games.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Monday night. Wong connected on a 3-2 fastball from rookie Raisel Iglesias with two outs in the fourth. Wong's second career grand slam easily cleared the right- field wall.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have released right-hander Edwin Jackson a week after he was designated for assignment. Jackson was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs.