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Nats Nip Braves, O’s Double Up Twins, Wizards Eliminated
Yan Gomes’ home run in the 8th inning was the difference in the Washington Nationals’ 5-3 win over Atlanta last night. Juan Soto also went deep for the Nats, who won their second straight against the Braves. The two teams play the getaway game of the series today, starting at 11:50 am, on Sports Radio 1450.
In other Nationals’ news, the club has placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10 day injured list, due to a strained neck.
The Baltimore Orioles also won their second straight, beating the Twins 6-3 last night at Camden Yards. Ryan Mountcastle led the O’s attack with 2 hits and 3 RBI. The Birds are off today before starting a weekend series with the Indians tomorrow.
The Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the Washington Wizards in the second half and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a 129-112 win last night. The Wizards, who were eliminated 4 games to 1, got a combined 56 points from Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook.
And, Serena Williams was among the winners on Day 4 of the French Open Tennis Tournament.
Caps & Nats Back In Action, Westbrook Sets Triple-Double Mark
The Washington Capitals wrap up the regular season tonight against the Boston Bruins. Not much is on the line for a banged-up Caps squad tonight, as they are locked in to second-place in the NHL’s Eastern Division. the Bruins will be the Capitals’ first-round opponent in the playoffs which begin Saturday. Air time for game one is 7pm on the River 95-3.
The Washington Nationals start a midweek series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The Phils are one game back of the Mets the NL East, while the Nats sit in the basement of the division, 3 and 1/2 games behind. Eric Fedde takes the ball for the Nats, while Chase Anderson climbs the hill for the Phillies. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.
The Orioles stopped the Red Sox last night 4-1. Trey Mancini drove in 2 for the Birds, who take on the Mets tonight at 7:10.
And Russell Westbrook has surpassed Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for triple-doubles. Westbrook scored his 182nd triple double last night in a 125-124 loss to Atlanta, with 21 points, 16 assists, and 10 rebounds. The “Big O’s” record stood for 47 years.