WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay won his 21st game with a two-hit shutout Monday, handing the Philadelphia Phillies a division crown with an 8-0 win over Washington.
Halladay (21-10) faced only one batter over the minimum, issuing no walks and striking out five in the victory, which enabled the Phillies to clinch their fourth straight National League East crown.
The Philadelphia ace hurled his ninth complete game and fourth shutout of year with a 97-pitch gem. After striking out Danny Espinoza to end the game, the Phillies players mobbed Halladay on the Nationals Park pitcher's mound.
The victory raised the Phillies' record in September to 20-5.
Jason Werth homered and went 3-for-5 with four RBI for the victors.
Placido Polanco and Carlos Ruiz each added three hits and an RBI for the Phillies.
Nationals starter John Lannan (8-8) allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.