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Phillies Nip Nats, Yanks Rout O’s, Olympic Update
The Washington Nationals lost a 5-4 decision to the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Patrick Corbin struck out 8 in his 7 innings of work, and Josh Bell’s 8th inning home run brought the Nats to within one run, but it was not enough, as the Nationals dropped their second straight to the Phils. Former National Bryce Harper homered for Phillies, who take on the Nats at 7:05 on Sports Radio 1450.
The New York Yankees pounded out 15 hits in a 13-1 rout of the Baltimore Orioles. Giancarlo Stanton drove in 4 for the Yanks, who host the Birds again tonight at 7:05.
And, at the Summer Olympics, American Sydney McLaughlin beat teammate and defending Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400 meter hurdles, breaking her own world record. The USA also picked up a gold in the 800 meter run , and in women’s wrestling. The US leads the overall medal count with 76.
VBL Results, Nats Rout Padres, Jays Pound O’s
In the Valley Baseball League last night, Front Royal silenced Purcellville 11-4, Winchester routed Woodstock 14-6, while Charolttesville and Staunton were also winners.
Tonight’s VBL slate has Front Royal hosting Strasburg, Winchester heading to Purcellville, and New Market entertaining Woodstock.
The Washington Nationals got out to a 10-0 lead against San Diego, and cruised to a 15-5 road win last night. The Nats pounded out 17 hits against Padres’ pitching, including 3 by Josh Bell, while Juan Soto, Josh Harrison, and Starlin Castro all drove in 3 runs. Patrick Corbin pitched 6 innings of stress-free, 2-run baseball to get the win for the Nationals, who take on San Diego tonight starting at 8:40 on Sports radio 1450.
The Toronto Blue Jays collected 15 hits on the way to as 10-2 win over Baltimore last night. The O’s and Jays meet again tonight at 7:05 at Camden Yards.
At Wimbledon, top-seed Novak Djokovic won his quarterfinal match, while 6-seed Roger Federer was upset.
And, tampa Bay won the NHL Stanley Cup last night with a 1-0 shutout win over Montreal. The Lightning won the series 4 games to 1.
SU Baseball Ready For Semis, Corbin Stops Phillies, Caps-Bruins Tomorow
Shenandoah University Baseball will take on surprising Eastern Mennonite in the ODAC Tournament semifinals tomorrow at Bridgeforth Field in a best 2-of-3 series. The 28-9 Hornets and the 8-seed Royals will play game at 1 and 4. If a third game is neccesary, that game will be played Sunday.
Meanwhile, SU Track & Field will be in action today and tomorrow.
Patrick Corbin pitched 7 innings of 1-run baseball, and Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell cracked first-inning homers in a 5-1 Nats’ win over the Phillies yesterday. With the win, the 14-19 Nationals were able to salvage one game of the 3-game set, as they get ready for a weekend series in Arizona. Air time for game-1 with the D-Backs is 9:10 on Sports Radio 1450.
The Orioles begin a weekend series with the Yankees tonight at 7:05.
The Washington Capitals start the “second season” tomorrow when they host the Boston Bruins. The Caps finished the regular season in 2nd place in the NHL’s Eastern Division, 4 points ahead of the Bruins. AIr time is 7pm on The River 95-3.
And, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness, will take place tomorrow at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Controversial Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will run from the number-3 post position, and has been made a 9-5 favorite.