Here is the latest Pennsylvania sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 last night. Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez homered to back Jerod Eickhoff. Philadelphia showed some spark at the plate and on the mound after getting outscored a combined 18-1 over the previous two games against St. Louis and Chicago.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Houston Astros beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 yesterday. Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer and Carlos Correa got two hits and scored twice for the Astros. Collin McHugh gave up three runs in five innings for the win. Gerrit Cole allowed five runs in five innings for the Pirates. He has a 6.07 ERA through five August starts.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 last night. Rookies Keegan Rosenberry and Fabian Herbers scored for the Union. It was the team's third consecutive home win. Columbus has had one win in its last 11 matches.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Endwell, New York beat Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 last night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series. Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead New York. Kentucky faces Tennessee in an elimination game today.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Panama beat South Korea 3-2 last night for a spot in the international championship game of the Little League World Series. Esmith Pineda smashed a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning for Panama. It was the first loss for South Korea in 14 LLWS games. The club from Seoul will face Mexico in an elimination game today.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Goodlettsville, Tennessee beat Johnston, Iowa 14-3 in five innings yesterday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series. RJ Moore hit a go-ahead three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning for Tennessee.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico eased past Australia 10-0 in four innings yesterday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series. Jose Angel Leal struck out 10 of 11 batters in 3 2/3 innings for Mexico. Angel Leal threw 51 pitches and only allowed one hit on Clayton Campbell's single in the first inning.