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Phillies one win away from second-straight pennant after Game 5 win

They say momentum is as good as your next starting pitcher – so even with a tough loss in Game 4, the Philadelphia Phillies were just fine.

The Phillies scored early and often and got great pitching, and after losing Games 3 and 4 of the NLCS, they have taken a three-games-to-two lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks with their 6-1 win in Game 5 on Saturday.

The Phillies were quick to get on the board after Friday night’s tough loss. Bryson Stott got the scoring started with an RBI single, and then Bryce Harper swiped home on a double steal. In the sixth, Kyle Schwarber did what he does best: hit home runs. He made it a 3-0 lead with a solo shot, and Harper added another.

If the Phillies win Game 6, and the Houston Astros win their Game 6 on Sunday, it will be the first time the World Series had the same teams in back-to-back years since 1977 and 1978 when the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers twice in a row.

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