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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:





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