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What's Up with Local Sports? 6/24/2013

Jun 24, 2013 04:31PM ● By Anonymous

The Baltimore Orioles (42-34) took two of three against the Detroit Tigers in the Motor City but got swept in Toronto by the Blue Jays to end the week. Chris Davis is continuing his MVP-like pace, belting out four home runs and 10 RBIs in the last two series. Young slugger Manny Machado tacked on seven more hits against Detroit and Toronto, adding on to his team-leading 106 hits. Next game: vs. Cleveland Indians, June 24, 7:05 p.m.
Washington-Nationals  The Washington Nationals (37-38) continue to display more of the same. When they take a step forward, it seems to be followed by a step back. However, Ian Desmond had a strong week that included a stretch of three straight games with a home run, highlighted by a grand slam in the top of the 11th inning in Philadelphia on Friday night. The team also placed struggling pitcher Dan Haren on the DL. Next game: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, June 25, 7:05 p.m.
Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff announced his retirement from the Washington Redskins radio booth after spending 38 years as a commentator during team broadcasts. Huff, 78, worked in a reduced role last season as his health had become a factor. He will be honored before a Redskins game to be determined this season.
D.C. United (2-11-3) netted their first win since March 9th, a span of 105 days, when they beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 at R.F.K. Stadium on Saturday. Thanks to Chris Pontius’ 11th minute penalty kick, the team broke their club-record 13-game winless streak. The club is set to part ways with Brazilian Designated Player Rafael. Next game: vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, June 29, 7 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks (4-4) dropped their third overtime game of the season Saturday against the Charlotte Hounds in a 16-15 battle. Michael Kimmel and Kyle Dixon led the team with four points each. Next game: at Charlotte Hounds, June 22, 5:30 p.m.
The Washington Mystics (4-4) squandered their 4-1 record with an abysmal West Coast road trip dropping games to the Seattle Storm, Phoenix Mercury, and Los Angeles Sparks. Ivory Latta continues to lead the team with 16.9 points, and 4.3 assists per game. Next game: vs. Phoenix Mercury, June 27, 7 p.m.
The Bowie Baysox (35-36) recovered from dropping the first two games of the Harrisburg Senators by reeling off four wins in a row, including a weekend sweep of the Altoona Curve. Next game: at Richmond Flying Squirrels, June 24, 6:35 p.m.
The reputation of the Navy football team took a blow when three players (current and former) who were accused of sexually assaulting a female mid were identified last week. The players, Tra’ves Bush, who started every game last season as a senior safety, Josh Tate, a linebacker who played in every game in 2012, and Eric Graham a senior safety who is not on Navy’s 2013, were identified by The Capital on Friday.