Washington Nationals beat Atlanta Braves to clinch another NL East title

photo Washington Nationals Ian Desmond (20) is greeted at home plate by teammate Jayson Werth (28) as Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt, right, looks on after Desmond's two-run homer during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta.

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

Tanner Roark pitched five-hit ball over seven innings, Ian Desmond's two-run homer broke a scoreless tie and the Nationals celebrated another trip to the playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.