While the Atlanta Braves jumped around in a circle near the mound at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs packed up and trudged off to their clubhouse.
It was the latest in a long series of difficult images from another losing season for the Cubs.
Edwin Jackson served up home runs to Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons, and Chicago went on to a 5-2 loss that touched off an NL East tile celebration for Atlanta.
''We have a lot of close games and we just haven't been able to come back or rally at home,'' Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.
The game was in the sixth inning when Washington lost 4-2 to Miami, giving the Braves their first division crown in eight years. There were a few high-fives in Atlanta's dugout when the Marlins won, and a couple of Braves fans did the tomahawk chop in the stands.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez high-fived a fan as he made his way to the dugout after a lineup change, and the celebration really picked up when Craig Kimbrel finished for his major league-best 49th s...