In Baseball, the Washington Nationals have gone on a late season hot streak but it won’t be enough to save the team from having the worst record in the MLB. Starting on Monday, the Nationals are on a 4 game winning streak after sweeping the Mets in a three game home series. The Nats beat the Braves last night in Atlanta, final score was 2-1. Only three games remain in the season for Washington, and all of them will be away in Atlanta. Washington’s overall record for the season is now 56 and 103.
In Hockey, the Capitals won their season opener last night in Boston against the Bruins. The final score was 4 to 1. Defending league MVP Alexander Ovechkin scored twice and Caps’ center Brooks Laich had a pair of power play goals. Boston’s lone goal was scored on a breakaway by center Patrice Bergeron. Capitals goalie Jose Theodore got the win after stopping 19 of 20 shots for the night. Defenseman John Ernskine earned his first fighting penalty of the season when he dropped the gloves to square off with Bruins’ forward Shawn Thorton. The Capitals have their first home game tomorrow night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
Finally, in football, the Washington Redskins lost against the Detroit Lions last Sunday, 14 to 19. The game ended a 19 game losing streak for Detroit, which became the first team to lose every game of the season last year. The last victory for the Lions was on December 23, 2007. Jason Campbell completed 27 passed for 340 yards and two touchdowns, but the Lions’ defense shut down the Redskins’ rushing game, holding Washington to just 65 yards on the ground. The Redskins’ next game is this Sunday at 1 p.m. when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.