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Ovechkin throws out first pitch for Nationals before NLDS Game 4

Capitals captain roots hard for D.C. team in baseball playoffs

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Ovechkin's NLDS first pitch

Ovechkin throws out first pitch at Nationals Park

Alex Ovechkin throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 4 of the Washington Nationals-Los Angeles Dodgers MLB postseason series

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If you are looking to pick up a little championship magic in Washington D.C., who better to call on than Alex Ovechkin?

The Washington Capitals captain and 2018 Conn Smythe Trophy winner while leading the team to its first-ever Stanley Cup that season, was invited to throw out the ceremonial irst pitch before Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Monday.

Ovechkin greeted some players on the Nationals before throwing a strike to outfielder Adam Eaton to fire up the crowd.

During the game, Ovechkin did plenty to fire up the crowd as well.

Tweet from @Capitals: LET���S GO!!! @Nationals @ovi8 #ALLCAPS // #STAYINTHEFIGHT

After a 6-1 Nationals win that forced a deciding Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ovechkin had a novel idea.

Tweet from @ovi8: maybe I should come to LA ?? )))) go @Nationals !!

Pretty sure the Nationals would be in favor of that.

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