Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) is congratulated by teammates after his solo home-run in the bottom of the second inning to give the Nats a 1-0 lead inGame 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Thursday, October 11, 2012.  Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Thursday, October 11, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) is congratulated by teammates after his solo home-run in the bottom of the second inning to give the Nats a 1-0 lead inGame 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Thursday, October 11, 2012. Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Thursday, October 11, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)