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The Nationals clinched the NL East despite losing Monday. Washington fell 2-0 to the Phillies, but secured the division after the Braves were eliminated after falling 2-1 to the Pirates.Share Tweet
ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012The Atlanta Braves' hopes of winning the National League East ended Monday night with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates that clinched the division title for the Washington Nationals.Share TweetThe starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.Share Tweet
Uggla out of lineup due to swollen handMLB.com Oct 1, 2012Dan Uggla's hand swelled a little more before Monday's game against the Pirates, so the Braves took the precautionary route by scratching him from the lineup.Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1, 2012Reds right-hander Homer Bailey on Monday was named the National League Player of the Week for the second time in his career following his no-hitter in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Pirates.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 1, 2012The Steelers players believe the Week 4 bye came at the right time for the 1-2 team. “I think we need the time to evaluate ourselves mentally,” linebacker Larry Foote told the team's official website. “We need to get away and individually we need soShare TweetPittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to return from an ACL injury this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN.com reported Monday.Share TweetAs the regular season winds down, many teams are already facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategy. But we're not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and fol…Share Tweet
Pirates' worst season of losing run: 2012post-gazette.com Oct 1, 2012Where does this season rank among the 19 before it in terms of futility, failure and, most of all, frustration? I'm thinking it's the worstShare Tweet
NFL32OT: Who Can Save The Jets?Oct 1Episode 197: Wendi Nix and Tim Hasselbeck discuss the struggling Jets. Gary "Caveman" Horton breaks down the expectations for the Steelers and the Colts after their bye week. The NFL32 crew discuss the Vikings success and the Lions struggles.
Pirates Sneak Past BravesOct 1Braves' loss clinches NL East title for Nationals.