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Members of the Nationals celebrate after the NL East division-clinching game against the Braves at Turner Field on Sept. 16, 2014 in Atlanta. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

A Year Delayed, Nats Celebrate 2nd NL East Title

The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago.


Stephen Strasburg  throws a pitch in the fifth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 15, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Nationals Beat Braves to Close in on NL East Title

Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.


Atlanta Braves players remain in the dugout after losing the final game of the 2011 season to the Philadelphia Phillies to miss the playoffs. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

5 Worst Collapses in Major League Baseball History

A big lead in September is anything but a sure thing — just ask fans of these teams that endured some of the worst late-season collapses in baseball history.


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Playoff-Contending Braves Best Strasburg, Nats 6-2

Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.


Bryce Harper (right) and Asdrubal Cabrera of the Washington Nationals celebrate a win against the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 9, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nationals Pulling Away in NL East, Top Braves 6-4

Mathematicians will say the Washington Nationals can’t clinch the NL East until next week. Practicality says they essentially wrapped it up Tuesday night with another win over the Atlanta Braves.


Starting pitcher Doug Fister works the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nationals Beat Braves 2-1 Behind Fister

Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings, leading the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the top teams in the NL East.


Chicago Cubs ground crew members struggle to get the tarp on the field as rain falls during the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:


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Bryce Harper Scuffs Atlanta ‘A’ Entering Batter’s Box, Enraging Braves Fans

Bryce Harper enraged Braves fans last night, by dragging his foot in such a way so as to kick dirt over the Atlanta ‘A’ while entering the batter’s box at Turner Field.


ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 9: Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals slides in to home against Evan Gattis #24 of the Atlanta Braves during the eleventh inning at Turner Field on August 9, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ramos was initially called safe, but the call was reversed using instant replay. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Nationals Score 3 Runs In 11th, Beat Braves 4-1

A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals’ mental and physical strength.


Stephen Strasburg. (Photo by Kevin Liles/Getty Images)

Home Runs Doom Strasburg in 7-6 Loss to Braves

Stephen Strasburg can’t explain why he has struggled on the road this season.