NLCS: Phillies Beat Padres to Move One Win From World Series Title
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 20: Nolan Ryan #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park on January 20, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Getty Images)
The San Diego Padres were up one to start this National League Division Series. The Phillies were down one but were able to hold on for a 7-6 win on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies are now just a single win (away) away from the World Series title.
Game 1 of the National League Division Series was a tight affair at Citizens Bank Park, but the San Diego Padres took the lead in their half of the first inning and would go on to win the first game 5-3. The Padres took a lead and would hold on for the win.
The Phillies started in scoring position early, with the Padres having a three-run second inning, but the Phillies would blow the lead in their half of the game.
The Padres would score a run in the third inning and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Dempster would score J.A. Happ. The Phillies would then score a run off of reliever Kevin Hart in the fifth inning for the 5-3 lead.
The Padres would try to respond with a run in the top of the sixth inning, but the Phillies would tie the game and force a bases-loaded situation. The Padres would score a run on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Pierzynski to cut the deficit to 5-4.
The Padres would go on to add on another run in the seventh inning for a 6-5 win.
The Phillies will take on the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 on Tuesday at 6:10pm ET on NBC and get a chance to start a series sweep.
The San Diego Padres had their chances in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, but were ultimately unable to recover from the blow.
The Padres started off the game looking to build off their one-run lead with two runs in the first inning but were unable to get the run across. The Padres would cut the lead to one in the third inning but would cut the lead to one again in the fifth and then were unable to get any closer to the lead.
The Padres had the lead in both innings, but were unable to get any closer. The Padres