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Washington already assured of the capital's first postseason baseball since 1933, saw its magic number for clinching the NL East remain at one over second-place Atlanta in a 10-4 loss to St. Louis.
The Nationals are bringing the baseball playoffs to the city for the first time since 1933, while the Capitals have been locked out by the NHL, and the preseason games have been canceled. The combination could either help or hurt businesses surrounding Nationals Park and the Verizon Center.
LivingSocial may not have to put down a dime for late-night Metro service to be provided after the Nats playoff games.
The slow, stumbling and all-around unfortunate racing president has compiled a record of 0-523 since the Nationals arrived in the nation's capital. With the Nats in the playoffs, is his chance around the corner? But is that about to change? Will the unblemished record of defeat be broken?
Under the District's agreement with the Washington Nationals, D.C. officials won't be receiving any free tickets to the playoffs.
For the Nationals, it's the postseason and then wedding season.
When spring training started in Viera back in February, Nationals manager Davey Johnson felt so good about his team he said, "If we don't win the division, they can fire me."
The Washington Nationals are putting playoff tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
As the Nationals move closer to a guaranteed spot in the playoffs, there's still no agreement in place to keep trains running late if games run longer than Metro's midnight closing time.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman planned to get a cortisone shot for his right shoulder before Washington's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
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