Harper hopes to continue homer streak as Nats play at Phillies


Harper hopes to continue homer streak as Nats play at Phillies

Nats (30-21) vs. Phillies (26-24) at Citizens Bank Park

The Nats begin an 11-day road trip on Monday night with their seventh matchup of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies. They are 2-4 against the Phils with both of their wins coming on the road at CBP.

Tanner Roark (3-4, 2.71) will pitch the opener in his 11th start of the season. He's coming off two consecutive strong outings with just two earned runs allowed in 13 2/3 total innings pitched. Roark tossed seven scoreless frames with just two hits allowed against the Phillies back on April 28.

Starting for Philly will be right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 3.97). He has faced the Nats twice this season. He went seven shutout innings in a win on April 27, but on April 15 got shelled for six runs (5 ER) in a loss.

The Nats' lineup is per usual, including Bryce Harper who has homers in six straight games (7 total) at Citizens Bank Park. If he hits one tonight he'll have the MLB record for homers in consecutive games at one ballpark.

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, XM 869
Starting pitchers: Nats - Tanner Roark vs. Phillies - Jeremy Hellickson


CF Ben Revere
LF Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
1B Ryan Zimmerman
3B Anthony Rendon
C Wilson Ramos
SS Danny Espinosa
RHP Tanner Roark


CF Odubel Herrera
SS Freddy Galvis
3B Maikel Franco
1B Ryan Howard
C Carlos Ruiz
2B Cesar Hernandez
LF Tyler Goeddel
RHP Jeremy Hellickson
RF Peter Bourjos

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Orioles open big Red Sox series with big loss


Orioles open big Red Sox series with big loss

BALTIMORE—It’s a little early for a series between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox to be called big. But considering the two teams are atop the A.L. East standings, for a late May showdown, it was big.

Sadly, the Oriole's Memorial Day performance was not.

Boston’s 7-2 win before 43,926 at Oriole Park on Monday put the Orioles two games behind the Red Sox, but there are still three games left between the teams this week.

The Orioles (28-21) trailed 3-2 heading to the eighth, but a four run inning by Boston (31-20) put the game away. 

Mookie Betts led off the game with a single off Tyler Wilson. He moved to second on an infield out by Dustin Pedroia. Betts then scored on a Xander Bogaerts' tapper left of homeplate.

Catcher Caleb Joseph threw to first, and the speedy Betts rounded third and easily scored. 

Manager Buck Showalter came out to argue that the ball was fouled off Bogaerts’ left foot, but none of the umpires saw it, and the call is not one that’s subject to review by replay. 

Boston took a 2-0 lead in the third when Betts singled with one out, and after Dustin Pedroia’s single, Bogaerts’ double drove in Betts. 

Steven Wright (5-4) loaded the bases in the second on a single and two walks. He also threw a wild pitch, and there was a passed ball by catcher Ryan Hanigan. Caleb Joseph grounded out to end the inning. 

The Orioles tied the score at 2 in sixth. Nolan Reimold led off with a triple. Ryan Flaherty doubled to score Reimold. Joseph broke an 0-for-19 streak with a single, and Flaherty scored on Adam Jones’ fly to center. 

Jackie Bradley, Jr., led off the sixth with his ninth home run of the season, and Boston led 3-2. 

Wilson (2-4) walked Bogaerts with two outs in the seventh, and Ashur Tolliver came in to face David Ortiz. Bogaerts tried to steal second, and was initially called safe, a ruling that was overturned by replay. 

When Tolliver faced Ortiz to lead off the eighth, he hit a home run to right field, his 14th, and the Red Sox had a 4-2 lead. 

Travis Shaw walked with one out, Blake Swihart singled, and Mychal Givens replaced Tolliver. 

Rookie Marco Hernandez hit his first major league home run with two outs, a three-run shot, and Boston had a five-run lead. 

Wright pitched his third complete game of the season.

NOTES: The Orioles have three triples this season, the fewest in baseball. … Bogaerts has a 23-game hitting streak. … The Orioles made two successful replay challenges, and they’re 6-for-12 this season. … Eduardo Rodriguez, making his season debut, faces Kevin Gausman (0-2, 3.24) on Tuesday night. 

Terps once again suffer championship heartbreak thanks to OT loss


Terps once again suffer championship heartbreak thanks to OT loss

The Maryland men's lacrosse program seemed destined to finally get the championship monkey off its back.

But for the fourth time since 2011, the Terps fell just short in the National Championship, losing to North Carolina 14-13 in overtime.

Maryland began the overtime with possession thanks to an unsportsmanlike penalty by UNC at the end of regulation. But after Tar Heels goalie Brian Balkam denied Connor Kelly from outside, North Caorlina got possession and a chance to win.

Chris Cloutier, who set the all-time goals record for a single tournament with 19, had a great look on the crease but Maryland senior goalie Kyle Bernlohr made an incredible save.

But following the play, a late hit by Maryland's Mike McCarney resulted in a man-advantage and possession.

On the ensuing possession Cloutier once again found the ball in his stick on the crease and finished the game, and once again dashed the Terps' title hopes.

Maryland held leads of 9-7 and 13-11, but could not pull away from the Tar Heels. Cloutier scored three straight goals to but Carolina up 10-9, and after Matt Rambo led the Terps back in front, Steve Pontrello and Luke Goldstock closed the gap.

Cloutier finished with five goals and was named championship game MVP. Goldstock finished with four goals while Pontrello and Brian Cannon scored twice as well for the Tar Heels. Midfielder Connor Kelly led the Terps in scoring with four goals on eight shots. Philadelphia-native Matt Rambo finished with three goals and three assists in the loss. Colin heacock finished with two goals and two assists, while Dylan Maltz the third member of the Terrapins' attack trio, finished with two goals and one assist. 

Bernlohr finished with nine saves, while Balkam finished with 13. The victory gives the Tar Heels' its fifth in program history and first since 1991. With the Tar Heels defeating the Terrapins in the women's championship game on Saturday, North Carolina becomes the first university since Princeton in 1994 to win both the men's and women's championships in the same year.