Game in a nutshell: Knowing they could clinch the No. 1 seed for the NL playoffs with a victory today -- regardless of the result of the Reds' game tonight in St.
PHILADELPHIA -- They've won 95 games, matching the franchise record. They've won more games than they've lost every month this season.
PHILADELPHIA -- And so we have reached the home stretch at last, the final nine regular season games of what has turned into a most entertaining and surprising year for the Nationals.
Game in a nutshell: The Nationals' 2012 season will extend to at least a 163rd game.