Baseball and soccer dominate the televised offerings today, as the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Finals take the day off. The Nationals look to finish the weekend strong on their eleven game road trip, and the local futbol squad welcomes a west coast club when they take on San Jose.
Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres: Red-hot Michael Morse looks to continue his offensive explosion, and Washington looks to win back-to-back road games for the first time since early May when they face the Padres at Petco Park. In Morse's last 18 games, he is hitting .361 with 8 home runs and 25 runs batted in. John Lannan (3-5, 3.79 ERA) will be on the mound for Washington. (MASN2, 8:35 P.M.)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United: What happens when the 4-4-4 United face off against the 4-4-4 Earthquakes? I can only assume a 4-4 tie. (You can't get that kind of expert analysis anywhere, folks) (CSN, 7:30 P.M.)
The 2011 Belmont Stakes: Though no horse will be vying for a Triple Crown this year, the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes should still be an exciting affair, with this third leg of the Triple Crown serving as a rivals rubber match between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford. (NBC, 6:35 P.M.)
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles are looking to continue their strong play at home of late, having won four in a row overall and at Camden Yards. Baltimore's Jeremy Guthrie, 2-8 despite a 3.71 ERA, will face young Tampa Bay lefty David Price, 7-5 on the year with a 3.35 ERA. Price has fared well at Camden yards in his brief career, going 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA in three career starts. (MASN, 7:05 P.M.)