The National’s Gio Gonzalez is baseball's first 19-game winner after pitching six innings, allowing one run on three hits in the Nationals' 5-1 win over the Mets.
It was an otherwise quiet day in baseball with the Yankees and Red Sox both off though Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to be sidelined for 10 days to two weeks, missing most of the rest of the regular season, after aggravating his strained calf over the weekend.
Yanks and Red Sox go head to head tonight at Fenway, Mets host Washington.
In Monday Night Football, Joe Flacco and the Ravens beat the Bengals 44-13. Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score. And the Chargers held the Raiders to a 22-14 win in Oakland. Philip Rivers completed 24 of 33 passes for 231 yards and one TD, a 6-yarder to Malcom Floyd, for the Chargers
The New York Jets report that defensive back Darrelle Revis suffered a "mild concussion" in Sunday's win over the Bills. His status for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh is unclear.
And finally this morning, in an epic, four-hour, 54-minute men's title match at the U.S. Open, Olympic champion Andy Murray outlasted second-seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 to win his first Grand Slam title. Murray is the first man to bring a major championship back to Britain since Fred Perry in 1936 and caps off an extraordinary summer for Britain who, along with a strong showing and a successful hosting of the Olympic Games also watched as Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win the Tour de France in July.
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