The Nationals used Ross Detwiler's six strong innings and Ryan Zimmerman's double to lock up a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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''Nats Clinch'' flashed on the scoreboard as Washington ensured at least an NL wild-card spot, delighting the crowd of 30,359.
''That was fun, but it's not what I had my eye on,'' Johnson said. ''I don't want this.''
The fans stood and cheered in the ninth inning, then got even louder when Drew Storen struck out Hanley Ramirez to end it. Johnson saluted the crowd as he left the field and the team wore caps and T-shirts acknowledging the playoff berth.
The Nat’s Magic Number to win the NL East is now down to 8 games.