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Video: The Washington Nationals Celebrate NL East Crown While Losing to the Phillies in the 9th Inning

Oct 2, 2012, 1:52 AM EDT

The Washington Nationals are your 2012 National League East Champions.

We knew this was likely coming for weeks but it still seems so strange to see it become a reality. 2008 never seemed so long ago.

As you can see in the above video, the Nationals were losing to the Phillies on Monday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Braves to clinch the division for Jayson Werth and his Nationals teammates.

Here’s the cover of today’s Washington Post:

via DC Sports Bog

As for Monday night’s game, the Phillies bested the division champs by a final of 2-0. Kyle Kendrick earned his 11th win of the season.