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Nationals secure home field for playoffs; Phillies finish season at .500

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:30 pm

WASHINGTON — The National League East champion Washington Nationals secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Wednesday for their majors-high 98th victory, with Ryan Zimmerman homering moments after the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race at Nationals Park for the first time.

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