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Phillies hit 4 HRs for 3-1 NLCS lead over Padres

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Phillies are one game away from the World Series. The Phillies have remained unbeaten at home in the playoffs with their latest win.

The Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 10-6 on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. With the win, the Phillies now lead the National League Championship Series 3-1.

Rhys Hoskins throws his bat after his second home run (Photo by the Philadelphia Phillies/Twitter)

Philadelphia has a chance to close out the series on Sunday at 2 pm. The Phillies are 4-0 at home during this current playoff stretch.

Both of the Championship Series could end on Sunday. With a win, the Phillies would advance to their first World Series since 2009.

The Houston Astros will attempt to sweep the New York Yankees. Currently, they lead the series 3-0.

The two teams will play on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

The Padres jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. However, throughout the rest of the game, they were outscored 10-2.

The Phillies used the long ball to bash their way past the Padres in Game 4. They hit four home runs.

Rhys Hoskins hit two home runs. Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto also hit long balls.

Both of Hoskins’s home runs were two-run shots. Schwarber and Realmuto hit solo home runs.

Bryce Harper doubled to right center that scored Realmuto in the first inning. Rookie Bryson Stott hit a single to shallow left field that scored Nick Castellanos.

In the fifth inning, Harper hit his second double of the game that also scored Realmuto. Castellanos then singled to shallow center field that scored Harper.

The Padres had two home runs. Manny Machado hit a shot to deep left center.

Juan Soto also hit a home run to deep right field. Jurickson Profar scored on the play.

In the first inning, Brandon Drury doubled that scored Josh Bell and Jake Cronenworth. Ha-Seong Kim singled to bring in Drury.

Brad Hand was credited as the winning pitcher for the Phillies. He pitched one inning.

Padres pitcher Sean Manaea received the loss. He gave up five runs in 1 1/3 innings.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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