Tickets for the Nationals' potential trip to the next round of the playoffs sold quickly Wednesday morning. By noon, only standing-room-only tickets remained for the series' home games.
Those SRO tickets cost $45.
The Nats made a maximum of two tickets per game per customer available beginning at 9 a.m. at nationals.com/postseason or by calling 888-632-NATS (6287).
More standing room tickets will be sold on the day of each game at the Nationals Park box office for $45 each. Those also will be limited to two tickets per transaction.
Those who place a deposit on full season tickets for 2013 get purchase priority on tickets for this postseason.
This postseason is the first the Nationals have made since they began play in Washington in 2005, after moving from Montreal. Wednesday’s NLDS Game 3 will be the first Major League Baseball postseason game in D.C. since the Washington Senators reached the World Series against the New York Giants in 1933. The Giants won in five games.
The Nats and St. Louis Cardinals split the first two games of the NLDS in St. Louis, so at least two more games will be played in that best-of-five series.
If they take the current series, the Nats will host the NLCS against the winner of the series between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds (the Reds lead 2-1).
Games 1 and 2 will be played Sunday and Monday. If necessary, the series will return to D.C. for Games 6 and 7 on Oct. 21 and 22. Games times are to be determined.
All single-game purchases will be automatically refunded on the card used to purchase them in the event any of the games are unnecessary.
The box office opened at 9 a.m. Wednesday due to the 1:07 p.m. game time, but for all games starting at 2 p.m. or later, the box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until the game ends, and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the game ends.
Box office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.