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Phillies' Roy Halladay Throws Historic No-Hitter

It's only the second in playoff history

(Newser) - Talk about a postseason debut. Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series today. Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for... More »

Lee Leads Phillies to 11-0 Game 3 Win

Defending World Series champs now up 2-1 over Dodgers

(Newser) - Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers and Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth provided the big swings early as the Philadelphia Phillies cruised past Los Angeles 11-0 last night for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series. Lee provided another brilliant playoff start, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits... More »

Phillies Head to World Series

(Newser) - Jimmy Rollins got the Phillies rollin' with a leadoff homer, and they kept right on going. Next stop, the World Series. Rollins homered in the first inning, Cole Hamels pitched his third gem of the playoffs, and Philadelphia beat the bumbling Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 tonight to win the NL... More »

Phillies Outmuscle Dodgers to Take Game 1, 3-2

(Newser) - Pat Burrell, Chase Utley, and the Philadelphia Phillies had more than enough power to offset Manny Ramirez in the NL championship series opener tonight. Utley and Burrell homered off Derek Lowe in the sixth inning to back a strong performance by Cole Hamels as the Phillies beat the Dodgers 3-2. More »

Dodgers Make It 2-0

Dodgers demolish Cubs after capitalizing on record-tying number of errors

(Newser) - A Cubs defensive collapse in the 5-run second inning helped the Dodgers to a 10-3 win in Game 2 of their NL series, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sloppy infielding behind Carlo Zambrano tied the division series record for errors. The Cubs—who have never won a playoff game west of... More »

Phillies Up 2-0 on Brewers

Victorino grand slam fires Phillies to 5-2 win as Brewers' batting dries up

(Newser) - Shane Victorino's grand slam off a weary C.C. Sabathia blasted the Phillies to a 5-2 win over the Brewers and a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. The Brewers, who only managed three hits, will put Dave Bush on the mound tomorrow when Milwaukee... More »

Phillies Cruise in Game 1

Hamels pitches 8 shutout innings in victory over Milwaukee

(Newser) - Cole Hamels struck out nine in eight shutout innings and got all the run support he needed on a two-run, third-inning double from Chase Utley as the Philadelphia Phillies won Game 1 of their first-round National League playoff series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1. The victory was Philadelphia’s... More »

4,000 Seats Left for First Arizona Home Game

Diamondbacks haven't sold all NLCS tickets for game two, either

(Newser) - As of last night, 4000 tickets remained to the Arizona Diamondbacks first home game tonight against the Rockies; 2800 remained for tomorrow's game two, the Arizona Republic reports. "I expect Friday to be sold out," Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said. "Tonight will be close." Either way... More »

Rockies Grab Game 1 in Philly

Francis, bullpen shut down Phillies Top 4

(Newser) - Colorado ace Jeff Francis dazzled the Phillies' top 4 hitters as the Rockies won 4-2 today, taking a 1-0 division series lead. Philly's quartet of Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard fizzled with a collective 0-15 and 9 strikeouts. Utley put up 4 Ks all by himself,... More »

Randolph's Job Appears Safe With Mets

Reports say the team won't fire its manager, despite late slide

(Newser) - Despite a late-season collapse that left the Mets on the outside of the playoffs looking in, manager Willie Randolph's job is safe, Newsday reports. The final decision will be made tomorrow, but the paper quotes an anonymous source saying that GM Omar Minaya won't give Randolph the boot. The Mets... More »

Mets' Collapse Complete, Phillies Win East

Glavine pitches 1/3 inning, Phils make up 7-game deficit

(Newser) - In a stunning September reversal, the Mets completed an epic collapse — and the Phillies a historic comeback — to give Philadelphia the NL East title by one game, the New York Times reports. Future Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine got only one out in the first before New York manager Willie... More »

D-Backs Clinch Playoff Spot

Arizona makes the postseason for the first time in five years

(Newser) - The Arizona Diamondbacks clinched a playoff spot for the first time in five years with a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies last night. With the win, Arizona secured at least a wild-card berth and still can win the NL West. The victory snapped Colorado's 11-game winning streak and dampened... More »

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