By defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-1 win Thursday, the Washington Nationals have clinched their first playoff berth since arriving in 2005 and the first for the Washington/Montreal franchise in 31 years.
The win guarantees the Nationals no worse than a wild card spot in the upcoming postseason. Such a spot, however, is not what Washington is looking for; the Nationals are looking to clinch the NL East, where they have a 5.5-game lead over the idle Atlanta Braves.
The win gives Washington its first postseason baseball appearance since 1933 and the first non-Capitals playoff appearance since the Wizards qualified for the NBA playoffs in 2007-08.
Also, grab your "Natitude" postseason shirts while they still mean something (you know, if they win the division or something)!
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