The Philadelphia Phillies advanced to the World Series after beating the San Diego Padres 4-1 in the National League Championship Series. The Phillies won Sunday’s decisive Game 5 4-3.
The Phillies trailed in the eighth inning of the game before slugger Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in his fifth inning of the playoffs to put Philly in the lead. Harper was named NLCS Most Valuable Player after hitting 8 hits, 5 RBIs and 2 home runs in the series.
Philadelphia advanced to the World Series for the first time since 2009 and is looking to claim its first title since 2008.
The Phillies await the winner of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, with the Astros leading by three games.
Philadelphia finished third in the division with an 87-75 regular-season record and entered the playoffs as the last wild-card team in the National League.