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Sports: Friday, August 16, 2019

16 August 2019 Sports

Nats Host Brewers This Weekend, Skins Fall To Bengals

The Washington Nationals return to action tonight when they host the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a 3-game weekend series. The Nats come in to the weekend at 65-55, atop the NL Wild Card standings, while the Brewers are 63-58, just one game back in the NL Central race. The Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the hill tonight. Corbin is 9-5 on the season, and has a 1.78 ERA in 11 home starts. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Max Scherzer is close to a return to the National’s starting rotation as early as this weekend. Scherzer has been battling a back injury and has made just one start since the All-Star break.

The Baltimore Orioles are back in action tonight when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.

The Washington Redskins fell to 0-2 in the NFL Preseason with a 23-13 loss to Cincinnati. After leading at the half 13-6, the ‘Skins were outscored 17-0 in the second half. First-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins was 7-of 14 for 114 yards and one TD pass for the Redskins, and Adrian Peterson rushed for 31 yards on 4 carries in limited play. Montae Nicholson had a pick-six for Washington, who will now take on the Falcons next Thursday in pre-season action.

And Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak are tied for the lead after round one of the BMW Championship, as the PGA Tour playoffs continue. Both fired rounds of 7 under par at Medina Course Number 3.

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