PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The Phillies wasted no time in bringing their riotous celebration from the infield of Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals had made their way to mourn the end of an era, to the visiting clubhouse, where the champagne flowed freely and Calum Scotts “Dancing On My Own” pounded through the speakers.
After more than a decade in the wilds of baseball, Philadelphia had finally won another postseason series.
It took Aaron Nola, who threw a four-hit ball in the seventh inning, an early home run from Bryce Harper and some brave runs from the bullpen. But by the time Zach Eflin retired Tommy Edman to leave the tie on base, the Phillies had clinched a 2-0 win over the Cardinals for a win in their wild-card streak in the National League by Saturday night.
The Phillies face a well-known opponent, NL East champions Braves, starting Tuesday in Atlanta.
Here is the full schedule:
- Game 1: Tuesday, October 11 at 1:07 p.m. in Atlanta
- Game 2: Wednesday, October 12 at 4:35 p.m. in Atlanta
- Game 3: Friday, October 14 in Philadelphia
- Game 4: Saturday, October 15 in Philadelphia
- Game 5: Sunday, October 16 in Atlanta
“Our players love being in this situation,” said Phillies manager Rob Thomson, who took over a troubled club when Joe Girardi was fired earlier in the season. “And I’m really proud of that. There are so many guys who haven’t played in the playoffs and they played really well. She wasn’t overwhelmed by the moment and I’m really happy about that.”
Phillies fans have two chances to watch playoff baseball at Citizens Bank Park this week. Click here to find out more about available tickets.
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