COMCAST SPORTSNET WINS SIX EMMY AWARDSNETWORK WINS LIVE SPORTING EVENT AWARD FOR REDSKINS PRESEASON COVERAGEBENINATI, MATICH AND JENKINS EARN HONORS IN INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIESBethesda, Md. (June 18, 2012) The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognized Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic with six 2011 Emmy Awards at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards Gala on Saturday, June 16. The networks six awards were won for its live event, news and original programming, as well as individual categories for sports play-by-play, sports analyst and program hostmoderator.Comcast SportsNets coverage of Redskins preseason games, in conjunction with the Redskins Broadcast Network, won the award for live, unedited sporting event (Larry Michael and Bill Bell). The network has earned the top honor in this category seven times since 2001, including last year for its coverage of the Washington Capitals.Comcast SportsNets My Life 365: Dominique Dawes earned the award for dailyweekly sports program. The long-running biographical My Life series, hosted by Ron Thompson, also won the award in this category in 2009 for its episode featuring Allen Iverson. Jill Sorensons Geico SportsNet Central feature on Bruce Boudreaus recollection of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks won the prize for sports news story.Joe Beninati claimed his third consecutive Emmy Award as the networks play-by-play announcer for its coverage of the Washington Capitals. This years award is the seventh for Beninati in the sports play-by-play category. He also won the top honor in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010.Trevor Matich was named the regions top sports analyst for his contributions to Comcast SportsNets NFL coverage, including Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live. Matich has now won five Emmy Awards in the past five years, including four as the regions top sports analyst (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007) and one for Redskins Kickoff.Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Michael Jenkins was recognized with the award for program hostmoderator for leading the networks special live coverage of the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon. Jenkins has also earned Capital Region Emmys for sports reporter (2008) and sports anchor (2004).Comcast SportsNet won the top award in each of the six categories it earned nominations in this year. Since 2001, the network has been honored with 94 nominations and 52 Emmy Awards.Comcast SportsNets Six 2011 Emmy Awards: SportsPlay-by-Play Joe Beninati SportsAnalyst Trevor Matich Program HostModerator Michael Jenkins, Marine Corps Marathon Sporting EventGame, LiveUnedited Redskins Preseason Game (Larry Michael, Bill Bell) Sports, DailyWeekly Program My Life 365: Dominique Dawes (Andre Jones, Ron Thompson, Melvin Royster, Brooks Meriwether) Sports, News Single StorySeries Remembering 911: Bruce Boudreau (Jill Sorenson, David Letourneau, Brooks Meriwether, Trevor Nau, Mike DiVenere)
It's not often you see something in a baseball game that has never happened before, as the sport has been played for over 100 years.
On Friday night, however, the Nationals accomplished something that has never been done before.
In the eighth inning of their win over the Giants, the Nats pulled off a 3-3-5 triple play.
It looked routine, but it was something that no baseball player has ever pulled off before:
That's just crazy.
[RELATED: Nats place C Jose Lobaton on disabled list]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Washington Nationals turned the first triple play in their 12-season history, holding on in the eighth inning to help preserve a strong outing by Max Scherzer and beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
The Giants loaded the bases in the eighth with two walks sandwiched around a single. Brandon Crawford then lined an 0-1 pitch from Sammy Solis to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who had entered the game moments earlier as a defensive replacement.
Zimmerman quickly stepped on first base for the second out then threw to third baseman Anthony Rendon to catch Denard Span to complete the triple play.
The Nationals didn't get to keep the ball from their milestone play, however. Rendon casually flipped it into the stands after the play.
San Francisco put two runners on base in the ninth but Shawn Kelly struck out new Giant Eduardo Nunez for his sixth save.
Jayson Werth had two hits for the Nationals to extend his on-base streak to 32 games, tied with Boston's Dustin Pedroia for the longest active streak in the majors, and Ben Revere hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth.
Daniel Murphy added an RBI triple while Wilson Ramos doubled and scored to help the Nationals win their second straight in this four-game series between division leaders.
Scherzer (11-6) had lost four of his five career starts against the Giants and a no-decision in Game 4 of the 2012 World Series before holding San Francisco to one run over seven innings.
The four-time All-Star retired 14 of the final 16 batters he faced and finished with six strikeouts and two walks.
Over his last six starts Scherzer has allowed just five earned runs in 41 1-3 innings.
Four relievers combined to retire eight batters.
Four players had two hits apiece for the Giants. San Francisco fell to 2-11 since the All-Star break.
All of Washington's runs came off Giants starter Jeff Samardzija (9-7).
FAN CHARGES FIELD
The game was interrupted in the top of the seventh inning when a fan ran onto the field. The man avoided security guards for a few moments then dropped to one knee near Giants SS Crawford before being tackled and escorted away.
TRAINER' S ROOM
Nationals: Backup catcher Jose Lobaton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow tendinitis. The move is retroactive to July 20. ... Pedro Severino was called up from Triple-A Syracuse.
Giants: Nunez, obtained a day earlier in a trade from Minnesota, was added to the 25-man roster and was in uniform. To make room, outfielder Jarrett Parker was optioned down to Triple-A Sacramento. ... 3B Matt Duffy (left Achilles strain) took infield and ran the bases before the game in anticipation of beginning a rehab assignment.
Nationals: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (0-1) will be called up from Syracuse to face San Francisco on Saturday. Lopez lost in his major league debut against the Dodgers on July 19.
Giants: RHP Jake Peavy (5-9) will make his 14th career start against the Nationals franchise. Peavy's first came during his rookie season of 2002 against the then-Montreal Expos.
Blue Jays 6, Orioles 5
WHAT WENT RIGHT: The Orioles scored five runs, equaling their most since the All-Star break. They haven’t scored six or more since July 6.
WHAT WENT WRONG: Kevin Gausman allowed three home runs in the first inning to Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki.
The Orioles (58-44) lost for the fourth straight time and have just a half-game lead over Toronto (58-45).
HUSTLE RUN: Manny Machado scored all the way from first base on an infield out by Chris Davis in the third. Machado, who had taken second, decided to sprint for third, which wasn’t covered. He beat the throw, and Toronto catcher Russell Martin, who was near third, made an error, allowing Machado to score.
NOT KING OF THE ROAD: Not only is Gausman nearing the second anniversary of his last road win, but he had travel issues getting to Toronto.
Gausman was left back in Baltimore on Wednesday night when the Orioles flew to Minnesota for a one-game makeup. His Thursday flight to Toronto was cancelled, so he flew to Detroit and drove from there.
UNHAPPY WIETERS: Matt Wieters growled at home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez when he objected to a called strike in the eighth inning. Buck Showalter ran out to intercede.
Wieters has been ejected twice in his major league career. Both have come in games against Toronto.
VANIMAL HELPS: Vance Worley allowed just one hit in four scoreless innings following Gausman.
BUNTING FOR KIM: Hyun Soo Kim bunted for a base hit in the first inning.
UP NEXT: Yovani Gallardo (3-2, 5.37) faces J.A. Happ (13-3, 3.27) on Saturday at 1:07 p.m.
The Orioles must win to maintain their AL East lead.