Carlos Beltran had taken Nationals' left-hander Tom Gorzelanny deep twice already when he stepped to the plate in the top of the sixth, but it was his routine fly ball that stayed in the park that did the most damage Saturday night.
The Wizards don't have anything left to play for, but the Celtics certainly do. We'll see how motivated the C's are on the second night of a back-to-back after Thursday's showdown of Eastern Conference elites in Chicago - this might be the Wizards' chance to catch them dragging and pick up a surprising victory at the Garden (CSN, 7:30 p.m.).
The lockers for the first four members of the Washington Nationals' 2011 starting rotation line up one right next to another inside the home clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
The Washington Nationals finalized their trade to acquire left-hander Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs for three minor league prospects on Wednesday, and also agreed to terms with utility player Jerry Hairston Jr.
Catcher Koyie Hill and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
Reds outfielder Jay Bruce homered in three consecutive at-bats for the best offensive showing of his career.
Jose Bautista doesn't know if the Pirates didn't have the money to spend or simply didn't want to spend the money they had.