August 6, 2012: Comcast SportsNet's 7-Game NFL Preseason Schedule Kicks Off This Week

August 6, 2012: Comcast SportsNet's 7-Game NFL Preseason Schedule Kicks Off This Week

EXCLUSIVE HD COVERAGEOF REDSKINS AT BUFFALO TO AIR LIVE AT 7 PM; RAVENSAT ATLANTA TOCOMPLETE DOUBLEHEADER AT 11:30 PMCOMPREHENSIVE NEWS, PREGAMEAND POSTGAME COVERAGE TO SURROUND GAMESBethesda, Md. (Aug. 6, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will begin its comprehensive multiplatformcoverage of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens 2012 NFL preseasonschedules, which is highlighted by seven games and extensive pregame andpostgame shows, by presenting the teams opening games on Thursday, Aug. 9. Thenetwork will surround the two match-ups with a full lineup of news and game-dayprograms, providing more than nine hours of coverage.ComcastSportsNet will provide exclusive HD coverage of Redskins at Buffalo live at 7 p.m., which is expected tofeature the debut of quarterback Robert Griffin III. The award-winning Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live will surround thegame, beginning at 6 p.m. The network will complete its opening-nightdoubleheader with delayed coverage of the Ravens preseason opener at Atlanta at 11:30 p.m.,which will be followed by Ravens PostgameLive. The networks daily news program, GeicoSportsNet Central, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. to provideadditional news and updates.During the 2012NFL preseason, Comcast SportsNet will provide a total of six live Redskins andRavens games, as well as multiple encores of all seven games being televised bythe network. The exclusive HD home of the Redskins preseason, ComcastSportsNet will air live coverage of their entire four-game schedule, whichincludes match-ups at Chicago on Aug. 18 (8p.m.), vs. Indianapolis on Aug. 25 (4 p.m.) andvs. Tampa Bay on Aug. 29 (7:30 p.m.) The networkscoverage of the Ravens also includes live games against Jacksonvilleon Aug. 23 (7:30 p.m.) and at St. Louis on Aug. 30 (8 p.m.) Comcast SportsNets live coverage of Redskins and Ravenspreseason games will feature complete news, pregame and postgame showssurrounding each contest. Redskins Kickoffand Redskins Postgame Live, will air foran hour before and after each Redskins contest. Hosted by Chick Hernandez, the showswill feature analysts Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich, with reporting from RobCarlin and Tarik El-Bashir. RavensPostgame Live will air for a half hour after each Ravens preseason game,with Ravens Kickoff leading into livecoverage of the Ravens final two preseason match-ups.Redskins preseasontelecasts will feature analyst Joe Theismann and sideline reporter AntwaanRandle El. Play-by-play duties will be handled by veteran announcers KennyAlbert (Aug. 9 at Buffalo and Aug. 29 vs. Tampa Bay), KevinHarlan (Aug. 18 at Chicago) and Sam Rosen (Aug. 25 vs. Indianapolis). TheRavens preseason on-air team is comprised of play-by-play announcer GerrySandusky and analysts Qadry Ismail and Stan White.ComcastSportsNets expanded NFL coverage this preseason includes Training Camp Daily, the daily half-hour program that providesup-to-date Redskins and Ravens news and information. The show airs live weekdaysat 6:30 p.m., with multiple encores, through Aug. 24. Extensive NFL coverage isalso featured on the networks full line-up of daily news and entertainmentshows, including Geico SportsNet Central,SportsTalk Live and Redskins Nation. ComcastSportsNet also provides daily coverage of the Redskins and Ravens trainingcamps across its digital media platforms, which are led by CSNwashington.comand CSNbaltimore.com. The networks stable of local reporters supply extensive teamcontent throughout the preseason.Comcast SportsNet 2012 NFL Preseason Coverage:
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Orioles' eight run lead not enough to hold off Yankees

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Orioles' eight run lead not enough to hold off Yankees

NEW YORK -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night.

In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach. Then in the 10th, Holliday hit the eighth home run of the evening -- five by the Yankees -- with one out off Jayson Aquino (1-1).

"I was all nervous with Adam Jones out there," Holliday said of the Orioles' Gold Glove center fielder. "Just enough to get it over the fence."

Down 9-1 in the sixth, the Yankees pulled off their biggest comeback since overcoming a 9-0 gap to beat Boston 15-9 in 2012.

On the first true spring-like day in New York, the ball was flying. Featured were all kinds of monster shots -- cleanup men Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Trumbo connected for grand slams, and Yankees fan favorite Aaron Judge homered twice, including a drive tracked at 119.4 mph off the bat, the hardest-hit ball since Statcast began counting in 2015.

Manny Machado launched a 470-foot homer, the longest in the majors this year, and Welington Castro also homered for Baltimore.

Aroldis Chapman (1-0) pitched the 10th as the Yankees won their third straight and tied Baltimore at 14-7 for the AL East lead.

Ellsbury hit his 100th career home run and first slam, tagging Vidal Nuno and drawing New York to 11-8 in the seventh.

Brach had started the season with 12 scoreless innings before the Yankees got him. A leadoff walk and a double by Holliday set up Ellsbury's grounder for his fifth RBI, and Castro followed with a shot far into the left-field seats.

Machado, who began the day batting just .205 with three home runs, also hit a two-run double and singled against CC Sabathia.

Trumbo was stuck in a worse rut, an 0-for-25 slide dropping him to .185. After grounding a soft single, he hit his fourth career slam, measured at 459 feet by Statcast and putting the Orioles up by eight runs in the sixth.

Trumbo led the majors with 47 home runs last year. This season, his only previous homer had been a game-ending shot on opening day.

Judge lined a shot into the Baltimore bullpen in the fifth. In the sixth, he hit his ninth homer, a two-run homer that made it 9-4.

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Nationals lose game and Adam Eaton on the same night

Nationals lose game and Adam Eaton on the same night

WASHINGTON -- Josh Edgin relieved Mets closer Jeurys Familia with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and got Bryce Harper to hit into a game-ending double play, finishing a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night that stopped New York's six-game losing streak.

New York had lost 10 of 11 and put star slugger Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list before the game with a strained hamstring. Travis d'Arnaud then homered twice and had five RBIs for the Mets, who were clinging to a two-run lead when they brought in Familia.

Matt Wieters singled leading off, and Adam Lind's single sent pinch runner Joe Ross to third. Adam Eaton followed with an infield single to shortstop and injured his left ankle as he stepped on first base. Eaton needed to be helped off the field and was replaced by pinch runner Chris Heisey.

Unfortunately for Eaton, he awkwardly tagged the front of the bag twisting his left ankle on the infield single. 

Needing help to get off the field, the injury does not bode well for the Nationals early into their season. 

Familia struck out Trea Turner, and Mets manager Terry Collins brought in Edgin, a left-hander, to face the left-handed-hitting Harper.

Harper hit a one-hopper to Edgin, who threw home for a forceout, and d'Arnaud threw to first for the double play, giving Edgin his second big league save and first since 2013.

D'Arnaud hit a two-run homer in the second and a three-run drive in the fourth off Max Scherzer (3-2), who lasted six innings.

Jacob deGrom (1-1) struck out 12 in his third consecutive double-digit strikeout game and the 13th of his career.

Ryan Zimmerman homered twice for the Nationals, who had won 10 of their previous 11. Zimmerman tied Andre Dawson for second on the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals franchise list with 225.

After giving up two home runs in the second, deGrom (1-1) encountered little trouble during the rest of his seven-inning stint. The right-hander retired 15 of the last 19 batters he faced, including nine via strikeout.