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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

Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister wipes his brow after the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Nats Swept By Last-Place Phillies

Denard Span was 3 for 4 and fell a triple short of the cycle for the Nationals. Doug Fister (12-5) allowed a season-high 10 hits and five runs — four earned — in 5 2-3 innings.

08/28/2014

Craig Stammen of the Washington Nationals wipes his jersey across his face after giving up three runs to the Phildelphia Phillies in the eighth inning at Nationals Park on July 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Nationals Fall 10-4 to Phillies as Bullpen Struggles

The usually reliable Washington Nationals bullpen is suddenly in a funk.

08/01/2014

Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammates after a 4-2 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on June 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats Finish Sweep With 4-2 Win Over Phillies

Doug Fister kept himself and his club on a roll, allowing two runs and four hits over seven innings Thursday as the Washington Nationals capped a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-2 victory.

06/05/2014

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

Nationals defeat the Phillies 9-6 in Philadelphia, then return to their hotel to draft Adrian Peterson in fantasy football. (Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Nats Beat Phillies 9-6, Return to Hotel for Fantasy Football Draft

The Nationals defeated the Phillies 9-6 in Philadelphia last night, then returned to their team hotel to participate in a fantasy football draft.

09/04/2013

Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals gets doused with Gatorade by Bryce Harper #34 and Craig Stammen #35 after a 8-5 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on August 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Werth Crushes 2-Run HR for 1000th Career Hit, Nats Beat Phillies 8-5

Jayson Werth launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning for his 1,000th career hit, highlighting a five-run rally that sent the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 Saturday night.

08/10/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 17:  Michael Young #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies slides into third base after hitting a triple in the third inning of the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on June 17, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Phillies Defeat Nationals, 5-4 in Walk Off Hit

The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon (1-0). It was the first blown save for Papelbon, who had converted his previous 13 chances.

06/17/2013

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Nats Defeat Phillies, 6-1

Strasburg (3-5) allowed five hits in eight innings, walked none and struck out a season-high nine, giving up a run in the eighth on his first big league balk.

05/26/2013

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Q&A With Jim Rome On The Dream Team, Dwight Howard, And More

Jim Rome, host of Rome on CBS Sports Network and The Jim Rome Show on the radio joined CBS Local Sports to give his take on the biggest topics in the major sports.

07/13/2012

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