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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals: Team Grades from NLDS Game 4
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The Washington Nationals came into the second postseason playoff game in D.C. in nearly 80 years needing a win to stay alive in the NLDS. 

St. Louis was looking to continue it's ridiculous October success and be the second team to advance to the championship round. 

On the mound for the Nats was Ross Detwiler, who took Stephen Strasburg's spot in the rotation. He was brilliant over six innings, easing some of the pain from Strasburg being shut down after the regular season.

Countering was a fringe Cy Young candidate this season in the Cards' Kyle Lohse, who also looked fantastic, save for one bad pitch to Adam LaRoche that ended up over the center-field wall.

In the end, the Nationals pulled it out on the huge walk-off homer by Jayson Werth and sent this series to a do-or-die Game 5 on Friday.

Here is how Game 4 in D.C. graded out:

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