Sure, it's always nice to celebrate at home in front of your own fans, but the Nationals wanted to get this thing over with. They'll have to wait.
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Ross Detwiler grew up outside of St. Louis, rooting for the Cardinals. Today the lefty makes his first-ever start at Busch Stadium, with a chance to pitch the Nationals to their first-ever NL East title.
The champagne was on site, stored away in crates out of view from the main room in the visitors clubhouse at Busch Stadium. So, too, were the plastic locker covers, the ones that can quickly be installed to prevent all that champagne from ruining clothes, jewelry and electronics.