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Sports: Thursday, May 30, 2019

30 May 2019 Sports

Nats Crush Braves, O’s Drop Series To Tigers, VBL Set To Go

The Washington Nationals pounded out 15 hits and got another quality outing from a starting pitcher in a 14-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves last night. Howie Kendrick drove in 4 runs, Trea Turner had 3 hits, and Matt Adams & Juan Soto hit home runs to power the Nats to their 5th win in 6 games. Former Brave Anibal Sanchez retired the first 16
batters he faced on the way to a 1-hit, 6 inning performance, as the Nationals swept the 2 game series in Atlanta. The Nats have the day off today before starting a weekend series in Cincinnati. Friday’s air time is 6:40 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles surrendered a late lead and lost to the Detroit Tigers last night 4-2 at Camden Yards. The Birds wasted a 6-inning quality start from John Means, as the O’s bullpen gave up 1 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th. The Orioles return to action tomorrow night when they host the Giants.

Another season of Valley League baseball begins tomorrow around the area. The NCAA and MLB-sanctioned Summer league was founded in 1897 and includes teams from Winchester, Front Royal, Strasburg, and Woodstock.

The NBA Finals get underway tonight, as the Toronto Raptors host the Golden State Warriors.

And Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy are among the players who will compete in this weekend’s Memorial Tournament PGA event, hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Round one begins today at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

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