Long road trip to follow Battle of the Beltways, Sun clouds Mystics’ streak, DC United hosts AC Milan May 26

After falling below the .500 mark for the first time since early on in the season, the Nationals are back above it. This weekend was the three-game Battle of the Beltways as the Baltimore Orioles visited Nationals Park for the first interleague series of 2010. The Nats won the series Sunday in dramatic fashion as Josh Willingham hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to win it 4-3. He did that after Matt Capps blew his first save in 16 tries when he allowed two Orioles to cross the plate in the top of the ninth. The Nats travel to the West Coast for three-game series with the San Francisco Giants, May 24-27, and San Diego Padres, May 26-30. Next, they travel to Texas to play the Houston Astros Memorial Day and June 1-3. They come back home June 4, when fans hope Stephen Strasburg will be called up to the big leagues.
On Friday, the Washington Mystics won their home opener at Verizon Center 77-61 defeating the New York Liberty. The Mystics started the season on fire, 3-0. In Friday’s game they were down by ten points and clawed their way back to win. They played in front of a loud house of 10,158 at the Phone Booth. The Mystics’ leading scorer was Lindsey Harding with 21 points. She led in minutes playing 37:57 in the game. After starting the season 3-0, The Mystics fell Sunday to the Connecticut Sun, 80-65.
Also, DC United continues its struggles to put the ball in the back of the net as they fell to the Houston Dynamo 2-0. Wednesday, May 26, United plays a friendly as AC Milan comes to RFK Stadium. Game time is set for 8:00 p.m.

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