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Stephen Strasburg #37 delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Marlins Park on September 21. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Strasburg Leads Nats to 4-game Sweep of Marlins

Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are playing well at the right time.

09/21/2014

Washington Nationals celebrate their 3-2 win against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 20 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Returns, Leads Nationals Past Marlins

Ryan Zimmerman made up for lost time and immediately tested the injury that resulted in a lengthy absence.

09/21/2014

Asdrubal Cabrera of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by Bryce Harper after scoring against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on Sept. 18, 2014 in Miami.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.

09/18/2014

Bryce Harper celebrates with Denard Span after hitting a two-run, walk-off home run in the 13th inning against the New York Mets on Aug. 7, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Top 5 Reasons Nationals Are NL East Champions Again

After winning the National League East Division title in 2012 for the first time in team history, the Washington Nationals looked like a rising power in Major League Baseball.

09/17/2014

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.

09/16/2014

Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals connects on an eighth inning RBI double against the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 13, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Harper, Nats Rout Mets 10-3 to Close in on NL East

With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October.

09/14/2014

Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Washington Nationals hands the ball to manager Matt Williams #9 as he leaves a game against the New York Mets in the seventh inning at Citi Field on September 12, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nationals’ 12-Game Win Streak at Citi Field Ends

Stalking off the mound, Gio Gonzalez slammed the ball hard into Matt Williams’ hand without a word.

09/13/2014

Anthony Rendon (right) is congratulated by Denard Span after Rendon hit a two-run home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Sept. 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

LaRoche, Rendon Homer as Nationals Beat Mets 6-2

Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon had two-run homers off Bartolo Colon, who was ejected after hitting the following batter both times, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-2 Thursday night for their 12th straight win at Citi Field.

09/11/2014

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.

09/11/2014

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.

09/10/2014

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