The Phillies scored five in the top of the ninth to take a four-run lead and then had to hold on for a 7-5 series-opening win over Washington yesterday.

The Pirates, meanwhile, scored two in the ninth to make it a bit more respectable but Milwaukee had its way with the Bucs again, winning 6-2 this time.

And the United States’ men’s basketball team has advanced to the semifinals of the Tokyo Games with a 95-81 win over Spain.