1st Winning Season in D.C. Since '69

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When the story of the Washington Nationals’ 2012 season is written, it’s expected to hold plenty more celebratory moments with which they cannot just mark their organization’s progress, but assert its dominance.

Their plans contain champagne celebrations and filling the blank space left on the pennants that fly above their scoreboard.

Those have not yet been fulfilled.

But there was historical significance in their 82nd win, sealed Monday with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in which Ross Detwiler spun seven scoreless innings. And it was the kind that should go underappreciated if the Nationals continue on the path they have set in the season’s first 134 games.

For the first time since 1969, a...

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