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58 min ago | Sporting News

20/20 Hindsight: Few surprises in National League East this year

With the 2014 season winding down, it is time for some accountability. During the winter, everyone gazes into a crystal ball and tries to divine how the year will play out.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, Baseball Players, Brian McCann, Tim Hudson, Ervin Santana

3 hrs ago | True Blue LA

2014 MLB standings: Dodgers, Nationals win again

An eight-run sixth inning gave the Dodgers their largest frame of the season and a third straight win, and a four-game lead over San Francisco in the west Diamondbacks 6, Giants 2 : With Scott Van Slyke nowhere in sight, Wade Miley cruised through seven innings, shutting San Francisco down to help out the Dodgers. Nationals 4, Braves 2 : Stephen Strasburg pitched seven scoreless innings, lowering Washington's magic number to clinch the National League East to a paltry two.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Wade Miley, National League Central, Los Angeles Dodgers

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Schwei's Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New York Mets were officially eliminated from the National League East race by the Washington Nationals this past weekend, but this week they face a pair of division rivals they could still finish ahead of as they take on the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. The series loss to the NL East-leading Nats was the Mets' first series loss this month.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Baseball Players, Dillon Gee, Weird

11 hrs ago | Washington Nationals

Tickets for potential 2014 NL Division Series games to go on sale Sept. 22

The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for potential Postseason National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 22 at 10 a.m. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased either online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling 888.632.NATS on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be unavailable for purchase at the box office.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Nats beat Braves 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. Strasburg ended a streak of eight winless starts against Atlanta since 2012.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Stephen Strasburg, Craig Stammen, Wilson Ramos, Drew Storen

Chicago Cubs

Battery charges Nats toward NL East crown

The magic number is now 2. That is the combined number of Nats wins and Braves losses needed for the Nationals to win the National League East after Monday night's 4-2 Washington victory at Turner Field. usually has serious problems against the Braves.

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The Washington Post

Nats a win away from clinching NL East

The players might not have noticed the small hooks protruding from the wall above their lockers, ringing the visiting clubhouse at Turner Field. Spaced between every other nameplate, they had been installed overnight Monday, a subtle touch intended not as decoration, but preparation.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Stephen Strasburg, Wilson Ramos, Drew Storen, Atlanta Braves

The Washington Post

Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles on cusp of clinching spots in MLB playoffs

As the Washington Nationals packed this past week for an 11-game trip, clubhouse attendants wheeled cases of Korbel down a corridor and into a storage room adjacent to the locker room. An equipment truck sat parked outside.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Adam LaRoche

The Washington Post

Listen to Potomac Nationals play-by-play mana s thrilling call of championship-clinching out

The Potomac Nationals captured their fifth title in franchise history last Wednesday with a 5-1 win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in Game 4 of the Mills Cup Championship Series. Since there's no expiration date on celebrations and P-Nats play-by-play man Bryan Holland's call of the series-clinching strikeout was quite good, I've posted it below for your enjoyment.

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The Miami Herald

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are last in the National League East and the Padres sit third in the NL West, 16 1/2 games off the pace. Philadelphia will begin its final road trip of the season and is slated to visit Oakland and Miami as well.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies, National League West, San Diego Padres, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Baseball Players

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Marlins at Mets

The Marlins, who have already won 10 more games than last season with 72, visit New York on Monday to begin a three-game series between the NL East rivals. Miami is 6 1 2 games behind Pittsburgh for the NL's second wild card and the Mets are one more game back, needing a strong final two weeks to post their best record since 2008.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Jarred Cosart, Baseball Players, Jacob deGrom

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Pearce, Harrison among game's biggest surprises

The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs - 13 more than his previous career high - have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. "It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club," manager Buck Showalter said.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, Josh Harrison, National League

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Doolittle is back, A's win first series since August 27

The 2014 Oakland Athletics went into the tank this summer when their All-Star closer hit the disabled list on August 10. They saw a four-game division lead turn into an 11-game division deficit as the A's lost 21 of their next 30 games-including ten contests by one run. But today, the boys from Oaktown completed their first series win since late August with a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on the road.

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Washington Nationals

Nats look to move closer to East title in Atlanta

The Nationals lead the Braves by a 10 1/2-game margin in the National League East, but that doesn't make this three-game series between the rivals any less important. Both squads have plenty of motivation.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Stephen Strasburg, Baseball Players, Craig Kimbrel, Ervin Santana, Ian Desmond, Jayson Werth

The Times

Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves. After being swept in three games to complete a 2-7 trip, the Braves were four games behind Pittsburgh for the National League's second wild card with 13 games left in the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players, National League, Mike Minor, Luis Sardinas, Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals

Ramos, Zimmermann fuel Nats' win over Mets

' two-run homer proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon, as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 3-0, at Citi Field. Washington shaved its magic number to five games to win the National League East title, pending the outcome of the Braves' matchup with the Rangers.

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Newsday

Jonathon Niese doomed by one bad pitch as Mets are blanked by Nationals

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada walks to the dugout after he pops out in the sixth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jonathon Niese, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos

The Campbell Reporter

MLB: Jered Weaver wins 17th, Mike Trout homers twice, and Los Angeles ...

Angels 5, Astros 2: Jered Weaver earned his A.L.-leading 17th win, Mike Trout homered twice, and Los Angeles reduced its magic number for clinching the A.L. West to four. The Angels extended their winning streak to 10 games -- one off the franchise record set in 1964.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Jered Weaver, California High School Sports, High School Sports, National League, Bryce Harper

Teddy Never Wins

District Daily: Gonzalez and Williams Clear the Air, Desmond in Exclusive SS Club With Third 20/20

Aug 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez pitches during the fourth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Good morning DoD readers! Start off your Sunday with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in our District Daily! And yes, the Magic Number to clinch the NL East is 6! NEW YORK - There were some tense moments between manager Matt Williams and left-hander Gio Gonzalez during the Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Mets on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Ian Desmond, Baseball Players, Jimmy Rollins, Adam LaRoche

Philadelphia Phillies

Buchanan finds success during rookie campaign

The Phillies pitching rotation has, at times this season, included four All-Stars, three World Series champions, and a Cy Young award winner. One of their most consistent pitchers over the past three months, however, is a man who doesn't fall under any of those categories -- David Buchanan .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, David Buchanan, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, National League Central, Philadelphia Phillies

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