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The 35,587 fans who showed up at Nationals Park on Monday night may not have received the traditional clinching celebration they were hoping for. You know, the high fly ball, the outfielder setting up underneath it, the final out, the dogpile near the m…Share Tweet
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 TweetESPN.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 Tweet
DeFrancesco to savor memories as team's skipperMLB.com Oct 1, 2012Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco admitted he'll probably get a little emotional Wednesday, which will be his last game at the helm of the club. He was chosen to be the interim manager for the final 41 games, but Nationals third-base coach Bo Port…Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1, 2012The Nationals have asked Hall of Famer and former manager Frank Robinson to throw out the first pitch before the third or fourth game of the National League Division Series.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 1, 2012A look at the top-three starting pitchers of the National League teams currently in line for the six playoff spots.Share Tweet
Aquamen! Rangers rookies get swimming-themed hazing (Photos)yahoo.com Oct 1, 2012With 2012 being an Olympic year, we've already seen the Summer Games reflected in baseball's annual rookie hazing when the Washington Nationals turned Bryce Harper and his young pals into the Fierce Five. Now the Texas Rangers have gotten in on the act …Share Tweet
A guide to the AL playoff possibilitiesyahoo.com Oct 1, 2012Heading into the season's last three games, the National League is relatively a drama-free zone. The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants have already clinched their divisions and the Atlanta Braves are a longshot to force a NL East tiebreaker with …Share Tweet
Nationals Capture NL East Despite LossOct 1Despite being beaten 2-0, the Nationals earned their first division title since moving from Montreal in 2005, due to the Braves loss to the Pirates.
Nationals clinch NL EastOct 1PHI@WSH: Nationals clinch NL East with Braves loss
Nationals React To Division TitleOct 1Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez react to the Nationals first division title since moving from Montreal in 2005.
Nats Win EastOct 1Baseball Tonight breaks down the Nationals' season.