The Phillies capped off a three game sweep of the Washington Nationals yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. Cliff Lee went 8 solid innings allowing just one run on 7 hits while striking out 5. Lee put the team on his back as he drove home Kevin Frandsen in the fifth inning with a double to deep center to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. Jimmy Rollins would follow it up with a two run homerun to right to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. Laynce Nix would tack on another run with a solo shot in the sixth. The Phillies have won four straight and sit 9.5 games back in the Wild Card hunt. More here.
The Braves were featured on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball as Tim Hudson faced off against Tim Lincecum of the Giants. The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and would not look back. They chased Lincecum from the game as he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in just 5 innings of work. Hudson won his seventh consecutive start and the Braves have won back-to-back games as they try to chase down the Nationals in the NL East as they sit 4.5 games back. More here.
The Little League World Series was yesterday in Williamsport as Japan took on Tennessee for the title. Japan struck early and often as they quickly jumped on the team from Tennessee, who put up 24 runs in 7 innings on Saturday night. Led by Noriatsu Osaka, the Japanese team took home the LLWS title after a 12-2 mercy rule victory in 5 innings. It is the second title in three years for Japan and eighth overall title. More here.
The return of Terrell Owens to the NFL has ended. According to the polarizing wide receiver’s twitter account, he is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks. The last time that T.O. has taken the field in the NFL was 2010 when he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. More here.