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ATLANTA (AP) - R.A. Dickey frustrated Washington with his knuckleball for eight innings, Ozzie Albies had three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 3-2. After Ryan Zimmerman's leadoff homer in the second, the 42-year-old Dickey gave up only one hit _ a two-out single by Trea Turner in the third _ over the next five innings. Dickey made a strong case that the Braves should pick up his $8 million club option for 2018.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Gabriel Ynoa pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in a matchup between fading AL East teams. Machado's two-run homer in the first inning off Matt Andriese propelled the Orioles to only their third win in 15 games.
(AP) - Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder will start 17-year-old freshman Steven Williams Jr. against No. 13 Virginia Tech. Wilder was looking to spark his anemic offense last weekend against North Carolina. Williams not only provided the spark, but also won the quarterback job. He will make his first career start on Saturday against the Hokies.
(AP) - Baltimore and Jacksonville are playing the first of five games abroad and those at historic Wembley Stadium might be treated to a punting party. And anyone who's been to an NFL game in London knows the loudest cheers are reserved for kicks. The Ravens (2-0) and Jaguars (1-1) have punted a combined 20 times this season and could be in for even more given the matchup overseas.
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