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North Blanks South In VBL All-Star Game, Nats Swept, ChiSox Edge O’s
In the Valley League All-Star Game last night in Harrisonburg, the North blanked the South 5-0. The VBL resumes tonight with New market at Winchester, Front Royal at Strasburg, and Woodstock at Purcellville. At the break, Strasburg leads the North Division, while Charlottesville has a commanding 8 game lead in the South.
The depleted Washington Nationals wrapped up a 2-9 road trip with a 3-1 loss yesterday to the San Francisco Giants. Former Oriole Kevin Gausman stopped the Nats on just 4 hits over 6 innings to get the win. Starlin Castro had 3 hits for the Nationals, who head into the MLB All Star break at 42-47, 6 games behind the NL East-leading Mets.
The Baltimore Orioles dropped a 10-inning 7-5 decision to the Chicago White Sox yesterday at Camden Yards. The O’s tied the game at 4 with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th, only to see Chicago score 3 in the top of the extra frame. The Orioles head into the All-Star break at 28-61.
Novak Djokovic won the Men’s singles title Wimbledon yesterday, giving him a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title. Ash Barty won the Women’s title on Saturday.
And, Kurt Busch beat Kyle Busch yesterday at the NASCAR Cup Series race in Atlanta.
VBL Scoreboard, Nats End 4-Game Losing Streak, Wimbledon Results
In the Valley Baseball League last night, Front Royal out-slugged Winchester 14-9, New Market pounded Purcellville 12-3, and Strasburg stopped Woodstock 6-1.
Tonight in the VBL, games include Purcellville at Front Royal, Winchester at Strasburg, and New Market at Woodstock. The Valley League plays it’s annual All-Star Game Sunday in Harrisonburg.
After being swept in a 4-game weekend series by the Dodgers, the Washington Nationals started a 7-game road trip last night with a 7-5 win at San Diego. Josh Bell led the way for the Nats with 3 hits and 2 RBI. 6 Washington pitchers held the Padres in check, including Brad Hand, who picked up his 19th save of the season. The two teams play again tonight starting at 9:40 on Sports Radio 1450.
The Baltimore Orioles had the day off yesterday. They’ll return to action tonight against Toronto. First pitch is 7:05 at Camden Yards.
And top-seed Novak Djokovic advanced at Wimbledon, as did sixth-seed Roger Federer, and top-seeded woman Ash Barty. At 39, Federer is the oldest to make it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open era.
VBL Scores, Schwarber Hits 2 More As Nats Win, O’s hang On
On the Valley League Scoreboard last night, New Market beat Winchester in a wild 13-11 contest, Strasburg nipped Front Royal 9-8, and Woodstock routed Purcellville 17-4.
Tonight on the VBL slate, Winchester visits the Bing to take on Front Royal, Woodstock heads up I-81 to play Strasburg, while New Market entertains Purcellville.
The Washington Nationals cracked 5 home runs last night, including 2 more by Kyle Schwarber, in an 8-4 win over the New York Mets. Ryan Zimmerman, Trea Turner, and Gerardo Parra also went deep for the Nats, who are now just 3 games behind the Mets for the NL East lead. The Nationals begin a tough stretch of games tonight, when they host Tampa Bay tonight, starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.
The Baltimore Orioles posted 5 runs in the 9th inning and then held on for a 9-7 win last night over Houston. The Astros made things interesting with 3 runs in the bottom of the frame, but the O’s hung on for just their 25th win of the season. The 2 teams play again tonight at 8:10.
And, on Day One of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray won their opening round matches. American Sloane Stephens was an upset winner on the Women’s side.