Turner's slam helps Nats sweep Phils, clinch wild card

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    Dave Martinez's words were drenched with emotion as he stood in a booze-soaked clubhouse, Washington Nationals players celebrating all around after clinching an NL wild card exactly four months after they woke up with a 19-31 record and calls for him to be replaced as manager.

    Quite a turnaround for Martinez -- and for his club.

    "They don't want to go home. They want to keep playing," Martinez said Tuesday night, wearing the same red T-shirt reading "Let's get wild" as his players had on. "They don't quit."

    Trea Turner's go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning lifted Washington to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for a doubleheader sweep that assured the Nationals of extending their season and eliminated the Phillies from playoff contention.

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