Sports: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Nats Fall To Braves, O’s Losing Streak At 14, Wizards Stay Alive

The Washington Nationals reached a season-low 8 games under .500 with a 5-3 loss yesterday to the Atlanta Braves. The Braves got to Nats’ starter Joe Ross with 3 runs in the first and another in the second, and the Atlanta bullpen made those runs hold up with 4 scoreless innings of relief. Josh Bell homered for the Nationals, who take on the Braves again tonight starting at 6:50 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles losing skid hit 14 yesterday with a 3-2 10-inning loss to Minnesota. The 14-game slide represents the second-longest in club history. The Twins plated 2 runs in the top of the 10th to take a 3-1 lead. The Birds answered with a run in the bottom of the frame, but the rally fell short. The two teams play again tonight at 7:05.

The Washington Wizards kept their season alive last night with a 122-114 win over Philadelphia in Game 4 of their NBA Playoff series. The Wizards got 27 points from Bradley Beal and a triple-double from Russell Westbrook, including 21 rebounds. Washington, who still trails the ‘Sixers 3 games to 1, heads back to Philly for Game 5 tomorrow at 7pm.

And, in auto racing over the Memorial weekend, Kyle Larson, won the NASCAR Cup Series’ Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte, while 46 year-old Helio Castroneves won his 4th Indy 500.

Sports: Friday, May 28, 2021

Nats Split With Reds, O’s Losing Streak Reaches 10, Indy 500 Sold Out

The Washington Nationals split a pair of games with Cincinnati yesterday, winning the resumption of the suspended game from Wednesday 5-3, then falling flat in the nightcap 3-0. In the opener, Austin Voth picked up where Joe Ross left off, pitching 2 scoreless innings for his first win of the year. In the nightcap, the Reds’ Sonny Gray tossed 6 scoreless innings, as the Nationals had no run support for Stephen Strasburg, who took the loss. The Nats start a weekend series against the Brewers tonight at 7:05 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles lost their 10th straight game, falling to the White Sox last night 5-1. The O’s managed just 5 hits off Chicago pitching, as their record dropped to 17-33. The two teams play tonight at 8:10.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is sold out for Sunday’s Indy 500. There will be a reduced crowd of 135-thousand fans for the iconic race, which is about 40 percent capacity. The race was held last year with no fans.

And, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth share the first round lead of the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth Texas. After winning the PGA Championship last week, Phil Mickelson is 10 shots back.