Here is the latest Virginia sports news from The Associated Press :


Desmond powers Nats into first place…White Sox win on Sale
     DENVER (AP)- Ian Desmond enjoyed his second career 5-for-5 night and hit a two-run home run in leading the Washington Nationals past Colorado 7-2. The Nationals victory, combined with Atlanta’s 3-1 loss to Miami in 10 innings, moved Washington one game ahead of Atlanta in the NL East race.
     CHICAGO (AP) – Chris Sale improved to 9-1 in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run in the Chicago White Sox’ 3-1 victory over slumping Kansas City. The Royals held a team meeting before the game but lost their fourth straight and seventh in their last eight games.
     TORONTO (AP) – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM’-skee) on baseball’s career home run chart with two homers in Boston’s 14-1 victory over Toronto. One inning after matching Yastrzemski with No. 452 on Monday night, Ortiz connected again to take over sole possession of 36th place on the all-time list.
     PITTSBURGH (AP) – Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN’-jihn YOO) won his 11th game, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. Ryu joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners.
     PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Marcell Dareus’ attorney says the Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed. Dareus, who is from Alabama, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by a state trooper on May 5.


Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:
   Final          Detroit                  4    Arizona                3
   Final          Seattle                  5    N-Y  Mets              2
   Final          Texas                      4    N-Y  Yankees        2
   Final          Boston                  14    Toronto                1
   Final          Minnesota              4    Cleveland            3
   Final          Chi  White  Sox      3    Kansas  City        1
   Final          Baltimore              4    L.A.  Angels        2
   Final          L.A.  Dodgers        5    Pittsburgh          2
   Final          San  Francisco      7    Philadelphia      4
   Final          Miami                      3    Atlanta                1,  10  Innings
   Final          Milwaukee              5    Cincinnati          2
   Final          Washington            7    Colorado              2


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