Sports: Monday, August 2, 2021

Hernandez’ 2nd HR Walks-Off Cubs, Express Win VBL Title, Olympic Update

Yadiel Hernandez hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th yesterday, giving the Washington Nationals a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. Hernandez blast was his 2nd homer of the day, and capped off a 4-for-5 afternoon. The Nats, who took 2 of 3 from the Cubs this weekend, take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight, starting at 6:40 on Sports radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Detroit Tigers yesterday 6-2. The O’s travel to New York to play the Yankees tonight at 7:05.

The Strasburg Express captured their 3rd Valley Baseball League Championship over the weekend. The Express beat Waynesboro 4-0 Saturday to complete a 2-game sweep of the Generals and secure the Lineweaver Cup.

And, at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, American Xander Schauffle captured a gold medal in men’s golf, while largely-unknown Italian Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the 100 meter sprint, earning the unofficial title of “worlds fastest man.” The USA leads the overall medal count with 60.