The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year and, fittingly, Roy Halladay helped seal the deal this time with a two-hitter.
Michael Morse homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa hit two-run homers and Ross Detwiler earned his first win in nearly a year as the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 Thursday.
For the first time in two seasons as Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn are not in the starting lineup.
Danny Espinosa hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and a triple, and Michael Morse added a solo shot, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 4-3 on Wednesday night before a crowd of 12,213.
Ivan Rodriguez hit a tying homer off the left-field pole to spark a seven-run rally with two outs in the eighth inning Tuesday night, and Washington beat the Houston Astros 8-4, earning a standing ovation from another sparse crowd at Nationals Park.
Adam Dunn says he wants to stay with the Washington Nationals.
Humberto Quintero and Geoff Blum each homered in a seven-run fifth inning, Bud Norris won for the seventh time in eight decisions and the Houston Astros beat the mistake-prone Washington Nationals 8-2 Monday night.
Livan Hernandez homered and limited Atlanta to five hits in eight innings Tuesday night to help the Washington Nationals to a 6-0 win over the Braves, ending a six-game losing streak.
Pinch hitter Nick Evans hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, rewarding R.A. Dickey for an effective start and helping the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday.