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Sports: Tuesday, August 28,2018

28 August 2018 Sports

Strasburg Solid Against Phils, Big Night For Mancini

Stephen Strasburg gave the Nationals 6 solid innings, and the makeshift washington bullpen did the rest in a 5-3 win last night in Philadelphia. The Nats also took advantage of sloppy Phillies defense and got a home run from Matt Wieters as they climbed back to the .500 mark at 66-66. The Nationals and Phillies sqaure off again tonight as Max Scherzer faces off against Aaron Nola. Air time is 6:30 on NBC SportsRadio 1450.

Nationals reliever Kelvin Hererra is likely done for the season after suffering ligament damage in Sunday’s win over the Mets.
Hererra was mopping up in the 9th inning when the injury occurred.

The Baltimore Orioles got a 5-RBI night from Trey Mancini in a rare win, as the Birds beat Toronto 7-0. David Hess provided 6 shutout innings for the Birds, who ended their 8-game losing skid. The O’s and Jays play game 2 of the series tonight at the Rogers Center. First pitch is 7:05.

The Redskins and Ravens play the so-called “Battle of the Beltways” Thursday in the preseason finale. Expect very little action from the starters, as the teams look ahead to their respective openers next weekend. The Skins open up on the 9th in Arizona…while the Ravens host the Bills on Sunday the 9th.

And yesterday at the US Open tennis tournament, Simona Halep became the first number one seed in the professional era to lose an opening round match.

Don’t miss Shenandoah University football Saturday, starting at 12:30, as the Hornets open the 2018 season against Methodist on the River 95-3.

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