2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in NL Central
Manager: Mike Matheny, 3rd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $109 million
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay's ninth-inning grounder, giving the St.
Jayson Werth has played like one of the best players in all of baseball since the month of July and has clearly been a central reason for the Nats' late season surge.
From April through September, there was no better team in baseball than the Nationals when it came to starting pitching.