Nationals 4, Phillies 2

Updated: October 2, 2012, 11:45 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A smile crept across Adam LaRoche's face when he rounded the bases after his career-best 33rd homer gave him an even 100 RBIs.

After a high-five from manager Davey Johnson and a hug from Jayson Werth, LaRoche acknowledged the crowd's ovation with a tip of his red batting helmet during Washington's 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night, 24 hours after the Nationals clinched the NL East title.

"Feels good," LaRoche said, "to have a little celebration ...

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