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In 2011, U-Va.’s athletic director Craig Littlepage presented Yeardley Love's sister and mother with a jersey with Love's number. (Sabrina Schaeffer/AP)

Plenty to cheer — but not so many fans.The Washington Nationals, a first-place team with young stars, hasn’t been filling the ballpark. The club hopes to turn that around, starting with this weekend’s Phillies series.

Does the punishment fit the crime? See how four prominent D.C. area cases compare.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— The South Capitol Street shooting trial continues Friday in D.C.

— Saturday is Cinco de Mayo. Here’s everything you need to know to get the party started.

— Saturday is also the Kentucky Derby and Virginia Cup. Here’s a guide on what to wear to the races.

— Also, the Caps face off against the Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Saturday afternoon.

— And it’s the Supermoon. Capital Weather Gang has the latest forecast to enjoy the view.

View Photo Gallery: A reckless crime at a D.C. nightclub left the victim struggling to survive and his family seeking justice.