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Sports: Thursday, July 1, 2021

VBL Results, Turner Hits For Cycle In Nats Win, O’s Sweep Astros

There were only 3 games in the Valley Baseball League last night. Woodstock silenced the Purcellville Cannons 11-2. C’Ville and staunton were also winners.

Tonight in the VBL, Strasburg heads to Purcellville, while Winchester entertains Woodstock.

Trea Turner hit for the cycle in a 15-6 Washington Nationals’ win over Tampa Bay. Juan Soto added 3 hits, while Josh Bell drove in 3 runs, as the Nats swept the 2-game series and closed to within 2 games of the NL East-leading New York Mets. The Nationals, winners of 14 of their last 17 games, start a weekend series against the LA Dodgers tonight. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles got out of the blocks with 4 runs in the first inning, and beat the Houston Astros last night 5-2. With the win, the O’s swept the 3-game series against the AL West leaders. The Birds are off today.

And, at Wimbledon, top-seed Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and American woman Sloane Stephens all advanced. 41 year-old Venus Williams lost her second round match.

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