The Philadelphia Phillies are one win away from advancing to the World Series (WS).
The Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 in Game 5 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series (NLCS) behind a 4-for-5 performance from Bryce Harper, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a home run, an RBI, and three runs scored at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday. The Phillies took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 will be played on April 24 at Philadelphia’s home turf of Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies need just one more win to advance to the World Series for the second straight year.
The Phillies started the series strong by taking Games 1 and 2 at home, but dropped Games 3 and 4 on the road, leaving them in need of a win. Slugger Bryce Harper led the way for the Phillies.
Harper has been hot this fall. After hitting three home runs in Game 4 of the best-of-5 Division Series (DS) against the Atlanta Braves prior to the NLCS, he added two more in the CS, giving him five in the postseason (PS) this year.
The Phillies jumped out to an early lead with two runs in the first inning. The big blow came in the top of the sixth inning, when leadoff hitter Kyle Schwarber blasted a solo home run to right-center field, followed by another solo shot to right-center field by Harper one inning later to make it 4-0.
Arizona got its first run of the day in the bottom of the seventh on a solo home run to right center by Alec Thomas. But with two outs in the top of the eighth, Philadelphia’s JT Realmuto crushed a two-run homer to left field to put the game out of reach. 스포츠토토
Philadelphia’s fall baseball home run show is scary. Harper is batting .343 (12-for-35) with five home runs, eight doubles, and 14 RBIs in 11 PS games this year. Schwarber is also hitting .262 (11-for-42) with five homers, six RBIs, and nine runs scored in 11 games, with five arches in the NLCS alone.
Philadelphia starter Zack Wheeler picked up his third win in as many PSs with seven innings of six-hit, one-run ball, striking out eight and walking one. Meanwhile, Arizona starter Zach Gallon took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits and two homers in six innings.