The Washington Nationals captured their first Major League Baseball division title despite a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, thanks to a loss by the Atlanta Braves.
Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond (standing) forces out Philadelphia Phillies' Kevin Frandsen to start a double play in the third inning during their game on October 1. The Nationals secured the franchise's first division title in 31 years since the club was based in Montreal and named the Expos.
The Nationals, already assured the first playoff appearance by a team from the US capital since 1933, on Monday secured the franchise's first division title in 31 seasons since the club was based in Montreal and named the Expos.
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