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D’Backs’ Marte with the walk-off, defeat Phils in NLCS Game 3

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a young team. But they came out fighting, as they did not want to go down 3-0 in the National League Championship Series.

The Diamondbacks defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This was their third walk-off win in the postseason in franchise history.

Arizona Diamondbacks star Ketel Marte celebrates with his teammates after hitting an RBI single against Philadelphia Phillies closer Craig Kimbrel to win Game Three of the National League Championship Series
Ketel Marte celebrates with his teammates after hitting an RBI single against Philadelphia Phillies closer Craig Kimbrel to win Game Three of the National League Championship Series (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Prior to Thursday night, the other two walk-off wins came during the 2001 postseason. Tony Womack had a walk-off win.

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Then in the World Series against the New York Yankees, Luis Gonzalez came up with the walk-off win in Game 7.

With the win, the Diamondbacks trail in the series 2-1. The teams will play two more games on Friday and Saturday.

Depending on what happens in these games, the series may shift back to Philadelphia if the Phillies do not win the series in Arizona.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte hit the game-winning hit off of Phillies closer Craig Kimbrel. Pavin Smith, who had come into the game as the designated hitter for Evan Longoria, scored on the play.

Two innings earlier, the Diamondbacks tied the game. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled to center field that scored Alek Thomas.

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The Phillies bats were shut down in this game after dominating the D’Backs in their two games in South Philadelphia. Their lone run came in the top of the seventh inning when Bryce Harper scored on a wild pitch.

Diamondbacks pitcher Paul Seals picked up the win following his scoreless inning. Kimbrel was given the loss after he allowed the game-winning run to score.

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Anthony Caruso III
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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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