Nationals win NL East with Braves’ 2-1 loss to Pirates

The Washington Nationals win their first NL East title thanks to an Atlanta Braves 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The vibe at Nationals Park for a potential division clincher

Fans flocked to Nationals Park hoping to see a division-clinching win and were already cheering loudly early in the game.

Nationals watched the Phillies celebrate in the past, now get their chance

The Nationals watched the Phillies clinch the NL East pennant three times in the past five years against them. Now, there's a chance for the reverse.

Braves beat Mets; Nats can only clinch NL East today with win

The Braves beat the Mets, 6-2, this afternoon in Atlanta, putting the onus on the Nationals to in St. Louis for them to clinch the NL East today.

Nationals’ path to playoffs looks a little more difficult

Of the Nationals’ final 21 games, 10 of them will come against the Brewers and Phillies, two teams that appeared to be out of it. They have somehow brought themselves back to the fringes.

Cincinnati Reds: A dangerous playoff contender

Since the all-star break in mid-July, the Reds have morphed into one of baseball’s elite teams from the team that lost five of seven games to the Nationals.