Phillies one World Series win as offense spills into Game 4 vs. Padres
It certainly didn’t start well for the Philadelphia Phillies, but double-digit runs will cure just about anything.
The Phillies are now one win away from claiming the National League pennant after their 10-6 win over Game 4 of the NLCS.
The Phillies made it a bullpen game and Bailey Falter retired the first two guys he faced. But Manny Machado threw a solo home run to left center to set the Padres up early. But the Padres kept coming — the next two Padres came on base, and Brandon Drury pushed them both with a brace. Rob Thomson shot Falter, but Ha-Seong Kim had an RBI single against Connor Brogdon to put San Diego in the lead 4-0.
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But the Phillies responded immediately. After Kyle Schwarber started the bottom half of the inning with a single, Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer to cut the deficit in half. JT Realmuto then walked, and he scored all the way from the first on Bryce Harper’s brace. Neither pitcher recorded three outs — in fact, the Padres’ Mike Clevinger recorded none.
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The second and third innings were silent, but the Phillies put the tying run on the bases in the fourth with a starting double from Nick Castellanos, and Bryson Stott led it with a single.
In the fifth, Juan Soto put San Diego in front of a two-run homer, but Hoskins responded right away with his second two-run homer of the night, tying the game at six. In fact, the bottom of the fifth was almost a carbon copy of the bottom of the first. Realmuto scored again on the first try on a double from Harper, this one giving the Phillies their first lead of the night. Castellanos then led Harper with a single down the middle. In the sixth, Schwarber hit a solo home run, making it a 9-6 lead for the Phillies, and Realmuto joined the party with his own solo home run in the seventh.
Phillies relievers — in this case, non-starters — combined for 8.1 two-run innings, with those runs only coming on the de Soto homer. They allowed just five hits and struck out eight while walking one.
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Zack Wheeler threw a gem in Game 1, and he’ll look to do the same in Game 5 on Sunday afternoon to send the Phillies to their first Fall Classic since 2009. Yu Darvish will look to send the series back to San Diego .
The first pitch is at 2:37 p.m.