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Beltway teams clinching, Arrieta's near no-no and Altuve's record mark crazy night in MLB

With the MLB postseason just weeks away, teams are scoreboard watching while clubhouse attendants are keeping the champagne on ice.

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Add Jose Altuve on the brink of an Astros record, another near no-no for Jake Arrieta and the Cubs, Kennys Vargas flirting with a cycle for the Twins and Tony Gwynn Jr. starting for the Phillies in San Diego and you've got one of the craziest nights of the MLB season.

If you missed any or all of the excitement, you can experience the magic now thanks to the wonders of technology. (Thanks for everything, Twitter.)

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That's a final! The Washington Nationals are 2014 National League East Champions!!! #NothingButOctober pic.twitter.com/cBKsylUe3L

- Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 17, 2014

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And if you want to relive the whole night in video, check out this fantastic compilation: