Nationals 5, Phillies 1

Updated: October 3, 2012, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after the Philadelphia Phillies' streak of nine consecutive winning seasons came to a close, they started finding scapegoats.

Philadelphia lost 5-1 to the NL East champion Washington Nationals on Wednesday to finish 81-81 and in third place, following five division titles in a row.

Didn't take long for the fallout to begin: The Phillies fired first base coach Sam Perlozzo, bench coach Pete Mackanin and hitting coach Greg Gross.

And expect more moves.

"We're ...

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