Sports Minute: Here is the latest Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC sports news from The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to Victor Robles in the top half. The Braves boosted their NL East lead to 6 1/2 games over the second-place Nationals. Atlanta had lost its previous five home games against Washington. Robles' homer went 446 feet to left, giving Jackson his seventh blown save in 24 chances.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Anthony Santander and Keon Broxton homered off David Price, and the Baltimore Orioles got six solid innings from rookie John Means in an 11-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox. Price allowed six runs, eight hits and a walk in four innings to take his first loss in 13 starts since April 27. Sam Travis homered for Boston.
ATLANTA (AP) - Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won't come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot this week to address inflammation in his bursa sac under his right shoulder blade.
CHICAGO (AP) - When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland's head football coach _ the first black head coach in program history _ he knew the timing was perfect. The 49-year-old District of Columbia native embarks on his dream job a season after the program was shaken following the death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair after an offseason team workout. Now, Locksley is finding a way to move the program and the community forward.
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