Nationals win division, become first NL team to punch postseason ticket
Nationals clinch NL East
At 87-63, the Nationals became the first National League team to punch a postseason ticket on Tuesday when they beat the Braves 3-0 in Atlanta.
Jayson Werth walked to start the sixth inning, and two batters later, Ian Desmond homered to break a scoreless tie:
The Nats added an insurance run in the ninth when Ian Desmond doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on a Bryce Harper groundout and then scored on a wild pitch:
Drew Storen came on to close things out for the Nats, inducing three consecutive groundouts -- with Asdrubal Cabrera throwing Justin Upton out at first to clinch the game, a postseason berth and the division crown:
You could say that they were rather pleased with their accomplishments: