Nationals' Magic Number To Clinch Division Is 21

Posted on August 31, 2014

After the completion of the Aug. 30 games, the Washington Nationals' magic number to clinch the National League East division title is 21.

The Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, Aug. 30, while the Atlanta Braves lost to the Miami Marlins, 4-0.

Jayson Werth put the Nationals on the board with a two-run home run in the first inning, and Stephen Strasburg pitched 7.2 innings of one-run baseball to earn his 11th win of the season.

Jayson Werth

Photo Credit: Sabina Moran/PressBox

The Nationals' record now stands at 77-57, and Washington has a seven-game lead in the NL East.

Up next, the Nationals take on the Mariners in Seattle Aug. 31 before heading to Los Angeles for three games against the Dodgers starting Sept. 1. The Braves continue their home stand against the Marlins Aug. 31 followed by a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Washington Nationals last won the NL East division title in 2012, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National Leage Division Series.

See Also:

next up:

Nationals' Magic Number To Clinch Division Is 23

August 30, 2014

After the completion of the Aug. 29 games, the Washington Nationals' magic number to clinch the National League East division title is 23.

Advertisement

D.C. Top Stories

Glimpse Of Future

Andre Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov are learning the top line center position on the fly.

Hatcher Readies Team

Jason Hatcher shared his inside knowledge about the Cowboys as the Reskins prepared.

John Wall Is Ready

John Wall emphasized the need to reduce turnovers during the regular season.

Primed For Playoffs

D.C. United is headed to the playoffs, and Bill Hamid said it feels "amazing."

TERPS LOOK TO FILL VOID

Despite injuries, coach Mark Turgeon expressed confidence for the Terps' upcoming season.

MARYLAND VS. WISCONSIN

Gary Stein says the Terps defense must show up big for Maryland to topple the Badgers.

Advertisement

Weekly Newsletters

Sign up to receive PressBoxDC.com's free, weekly email newsletter. Register Now.


Sign up for our new weekly high school lacrosse email, featuring key matchups, recruiting updates and more. Register Now.

Advertisement
x