Arizona Diamondbacks headed to the World Series after beating Phillies for the National League pennant
The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night, advancing to the World Series for the second time in franchise history.
It was a back and forth match early on at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Diamondbacks struck first to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Phillies scored the game’s next two runs to take a 2-1 lead after four innings.
A pair of two-out singles from Arizona’s Corbin Carroll and Gabriel Moreno drove in two runs in the fifth inning to put the Diamondbacks back in front 3-2. Carroll hit an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to extend the Diamondbacks’ lead to 4-2, and the Arizona bullpen held the Phillies’ dynamic offense scoreless the rest of the way. Match.
The Diamondbacks will make their first return to the Fall Classic since 2001, when they defeated the New York Yankees in a thrilling seven-game series.
They will face the Texas Rangers, who beat the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series in seven games.
The 2023 World Series is scheduled to begin Friday with Game 1 at the Rangers’ Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.