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Sports: Monday, August 24, 2020

24 August 2020 Sports

Nats Pound Marlins, O’s Get Back To .500, Sato Wins Indy Under Caution

The Washington Nationals posted 5 runs in the fifth inning yesterday on the way to a 9-3 win over the Miami Marlins. The Nats pounded out 11 hits, including 3 each by Trea Turner and Luis Garcia. Anibal Sanchez threw 7 solid innings for the Nats, who improved to 11-14 on the season. The Nationals and Marlins play one more time tonight. Air time is 5:35 on CBS Sports Radio 1450.

Over the weekend it was announced that Stephen Strasburg will undergo season-ending carpal tunnel surgery on his throwing hand. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The Baltimore Orioles nipped the Boston Red Sox yesterday 5-4 to get back to the .500 mark at 14-14. Rio Ruiz drove in 4 runs for the O’s, who start a series against Tampa tomorrow.

Takuma Sato held off Scott Dixon to win the Indianapolis 500 yesterday. It was Sato’s second Indy 500 victory. The race, held without fans, was won under caution.

Dustin Johnson returned to golf’s number-one ranking with an 11-shot win at the PGA’s Northern Trust tournament. His 30-under 254 made him only the third player in Tour history to reach that mark.

And, as expected, the Washington Capitals fired head coach Todd Reirden yesterday, just days after the Caps bowed out of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round for the second consecutive season.

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