Sports Minute: Here is the latest Virginia sports news from The Associated Press - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

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

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night. Bryce Harper homered in the seventh for the Nationals' only run of the game.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Nelson Cruz notched his career-high 91st RBI during a four-run first, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Tuesday night. Jonathan Schoop homered for the Orioles, who extended their lead in the AL East to a season-high 9 1/2 games.

(AP) - Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer hasn't had to wait long for his first huge stage. The Hokies play at Ohio State on Saturday night. Virginia Tech is no stranger to big games, but has struggled to show it belongs among the elite in recent years.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There are only two spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into the regular season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a dramatic last-minute berth. There are only four drivers who could possibly get in on points if they don't win - Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson.

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