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  • • Injuries define difficult season for Mets
    The Mets will always remember their 2017 season as one fraught by injuries, the team undermined at every step of the way by its inability to keep players on the field. As such, a club many predicted to win the National League East wound up spending most of the season near the bottom of the standings....
  • • 3 reasons Nationals can win the World Series
    The Nationals believe this year's team is their most complete during their run of four National League East championships in six seasons....
  • • Teheran ready to make final start of season
    After playing nine of their past 12 games against teams fighting for a postseason spot, the Marlins come home to finish their season with a four-game set against the Braves to determine second place in the National League East. Neither team can finish with a winning record, and they enter this series with the Marlins three games ahead of the Braves...
  • • Newcomb tabbed for series finale at Citi Field
    For the third time in this four-game series, the Braves will send one of their four rookies currently in the rotation to the mound. This time, Sean Newcomb will toe the rubber, while Robert Gsellman will start for the Mets in the final matchup of the season between the National League East rivals....
  • • Gsellman starts as Mets close out home slate
    For the third time in this four-game series, the Braves will send one of their four rookies currently in the rotation to the mound. This time, Sean Newcomb will toe the rubber, while Robert Gsellman will start for the Mets in the final matchup of the season between the National League East rivals....
  • • deGrom seeks 16th win vs. Nationals
    When the Mets and Nationals began this season, they were prime rivals, each talented and ambitious enough to claim another National League East crown. When they meet for the final time this weekend at Citi Field, their divergent summers will be plain to see....
  • • Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017
    In just under two weeks, the MLB regular season comes to close and postseason play will be about to get underway. By that time, only 10 teams will still be standing with a shot for their past six months of play to pay off at the highest level. That also means another 20 clubs will officially have the gates closed on their seasons, left to ponder wh...
  • • Braves knock around Gio, shut out Nationals
    The Braves helped the Nationals wrap up the National League East on Sunday afternoon, but Atlanta did Washington no favors during an 8-0 thumping Tuesday night at Nationals Park....
  • • Braves knock around Gio, shut out Nationals
    The Braves helped the Nationals wrap up the National League East on Sunday afternoon, but Atlanta did Washington no favors during an 8-0 thumping Tuesday night at Nationals Park....
  • • Health, home-field top Dusty's to-do list
    Now that the Nationals have achieved their initial goal and wrapped up the National League East title, manager Dusty Baker will have to find a way to navigate through a few remaining objectives during the final weeks of the regular season....
  • • Inbox: Will Bryce be ready for postseason?
    The Nationals have wrapped up the National League East. They became the first team to secure a postseason berth in 2017 and will make consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history. Now that the champagne has dried from the celebration, it's time for a Nationals Inbox as the march toward the postseason begins....
  • • Road to the Postseason: Sept. 11
    The first postseason spot was claimed Sunday when the Nationals clinched the National League East with a win over the Phillies and when the Braves topped the Marlins. Much of the playoff field still remains in flux, however, with Wild Card and pennant races heating up. Could the Indians be the next team to gain entry into the postseason party?...
  • • Starting Pictures: Nationals clinch East
    Check out the top photos from Nationals Park as the Nationals celebrated their National League East crown....
  • • Starting Pictures: Nationals clinch NL East
    Check out the top photos from Nationals Park as the Nationals celebrated their National League East crown....
  • • Teheran takes on Gonzalez in opener in DC
    Though the Nationals have already clinched the National League East, they will still have something to play for when they send Gio Gonzalez to the mound to oppose the Braves' Julio Teheran in the opener of a three-game series at Nationals Park on Tuesday night....

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Top news - National League East

  • • Cubs hold off valiant Nats rally to win opener
    Even as the Cubs have hovered around .500 this season, the Nationals are treating this four-game series as a measuring stick against the defending World Series champions. And this scene at Nationals Park is serving as a potential postseason preview, with the National League East winner currently slated to match up with the winner of the NL Central ...
  • • Braves knock around Gio, shut out Nationals
  • • Braves knock around Gio, shut out Nationals
  • • After victory, Nats clinch if Marlins lose
    Stephen Strasburg brought the Nationals to the cusp of clinching the National League East on Sunday afternoon by tossing eight shutout innings in Washington's 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Nationals Park. The victory reduces the Nationals' magic number to 1 with the Marlins and Braves tied at 5 in the seventh inning in Atlanta....
  • • Phils slow Nats' march to NL East title; No. is 2
    The Phillies put up five early runs and held on for a 5-4 win at Nationals Park on Saturday night. The Nats' magic number to clinch the National League East dropped to two after the Marlins lost to the Braves in Atlanta....
  • • Rangers win 7th straight behind Darvish gem
    The Rangers have fought their way back to the .500 mark, while the Phillies continue their slide in the National League East....
  • • Nats rally to beat Phils, trim magic number
    The Nationals began their longest homestand of the year Thursday on the verge of securing their fourth National League East title in the past six seasons. They continued to roll toward that goal with a 4-3 victory at Nationals Park in their first matchup with the Phillies since May....
  • • Nats top Marlins despite Stanton's 53rd clout
    Anthony Rendon had a home run and four RBIs, and Daniel Murphy chipped in with a homer and three runs batted in, and the Nationals rolled past the Marlins, 7-2, moving 16 games ahead of second-place Miami in the National League East....
  • • Backed by trip jacks, Scherzer makes Mets fold
    The Mets entered this weekend's four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it's the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field....
  • • Matz goes 7 innings, but Scherzer stifles Mets
    The Mets entered this weekend's four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it's the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field....
  • • Turner's bases-loaded walk gives Nats win
    The Nationals and the Mets have exchanged the National League East title during the past three seasons and the two teams are the favorites in the division again in 2017. That increases the importance of their 19 matchups this season, the first of which required extra innings to decide Friday night's game at Citi Field....
  • • Depleted Mets sputter in extra-inning loss
    The Nationals and the Mets have exchanged the National League East title during the past three seasons and the two teams are the favorites in the division again in 2017. That increases the importance of their 19 matchups this season, the first of which required extra innings to decide Friday night's game at Citi Field....
  • • Stras dazzles, then Nats walk off over Mets
    Each time the Mets have had a glimmer of hope of saving their season, a chance to climb back into the race in the National League East, the Nationals have shut the door. New York entered on a roll, winners of seven of its past nine games. Meanwhile, Washington's lead in the NL East had dwindled to 7 1/2 games over the second-place Braves, the small...
  • • Matz dazzles, but Mets lose in walk-off
    Each time the Mets have had a glimmer of hope of saving their season, a chance to climb back into the race in the National League East, the Nationals have shut the door. New York entered on a roll, winners of seven of its past nine games. Meanwhile, Washington's lead in the NL East had dwindled to 7 1/2 games over the second-place Braves, the small...
  • • Bruce, Mets jump out early, hold on in Miami
    Given an opening Thursday night, Jay Bruce took advantage -- twice. The Mets' veteran right fielder laced a two-out RBI single in a two-run first inning, and after a Miami error in the third, he delivered a run-scoring double in a three-run frame. Seth Lugo capitalized on the early run support, turning in a six-inning quality start, and the Mets de...

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