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WJLA, October 01, 2012

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 fans cheer as it is announced during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies that the Atlanta Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates making the Nationals the National League East division champion in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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