Nats clinch National League East title
Despite being beaten 2-0 by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night, the Nationals earned their first division title since moving from Montreal in 2005, because the second-place Atlanta Braves lost 2-1 at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) celebrates with teammates after clutching the National League East division following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 2-0. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)