Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 last night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. Brandon Saad, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane scored in the second to help the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford finished with 30 saves.

CHICAGO (AP) — Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run as the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 last night. Max Scherzer and three relievers combined to shut out the Cubs and take two of three from Chicago. Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save in 17 attempts.

TORONTO (AP) — Adam LaRoche singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 yesterday to avoid a three-game sweep. Jose Abreu had three hits with two RBIs and scored the winning run as Chicago won for the second time in nine games. The White Sox avoided what would have been their first sweep in Toronto since 2009.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run on catcher Jordan Pacheco's throwing error to complete a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory last night. Mark Trumbo homered for Arizona. Pacheco replaced Tuffy Gosewisch. He jammed his left knee on a groundout in the sixth. Seth Maness got the last two outs of the ninth for St. Louis.