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D.C. Councilman Jack Evans says Metro will likely run later for Nationals games

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The Nationals are in the middle of a double header at home tonight and are just two wins away from clinching a spot in the playoffs.

That means a decision will have to be made very soon on who will pay for Metro to stay open late for the playoff games.

The team and the city have been at odds over who should pay to keep Metro open past midnight. The Redskins, Wizards, and Capitals pay to keep Metro open late, but the Nats say no.

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans says fans have no reason to worry. He’s confident Metro will stay open later for home games.

To keep Metro running late, the cost would be about $29,500 per hour.
Evans won’t say who will foot the bill, but he says he’s going to make it happen.

"I'm guaranteeing that Metro will be open so that everyone who attends a playoff game can get home who wants to," Evans says.

The team announced Tuesday that tickets for potential Wild Card and Division Series games will go on sale this Friday.

Ten of the remaining 16 games of the regular season will be played at Nationals Park in the District.

Powerful storms forced the team to postpone their game against the Dodgers Tuesday night. They're making up for it with tonight's double header.

The first game began at 4:05 p.m., and the second starts 30 minutes after that one ends

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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