Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche hits the ball during batting practice at Nationals Park on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. On Wednesday, they play the St. Louis Cardinals at home. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche hits the ball during batting practice at Nationals Park on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. On Wednesday, they play the St. Louis Cardinals at home. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)