Roy Halladay pitched a complete game two-hitter and Jayson Werth drove in three runs as the Phillies beat the Nationals, 8-0, to clinch their fourth consecutive National League East title at a rain-soaked Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Werth started the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning, then drove in two runs with a double in the sixth inning. Shane Victorino made it 4-0 in the sixth with a base hit that scored Werth.
The Phillies turned the win into a blowout by batting around in the ninth inning. Placido Polanco got a base hit that scored Carlos Ruiz, then Utley drove in Polanco and Shane Victorino when Nyjer Morgan misplayed Utley's fly ball to center field. Utley then scored off an infield single by Werth.
As thousands of Phillies fans celebrated in the stands, Hallday embraced his teammates in front of the pitchers' mound. The Phillies' ace is going to the playoffs for the first time; the rest of the club is in the postseason as division champions for the fourth consecutive season.