National League Championship Series

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Cubs Go Up One Over Dodgers in NLCS Opener

Game 2 is Sunday night

(Newser) - Miguel Montero delivered a memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with his daring dash down the line, and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance on the mound, reports the AP . It all added up to another dramatic victory for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the... More »

Phillies Oust Dodgers, Head Back to Series

Homers key 10-4 victory as Philadelphia wins NLCS in 5

(Newser) - Jayson Werth hit two of Philadelphia’s four home runs as the host Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 tonight to advance to their second consecutive World Series. The defending champions won the series 4-1, and now await the American League participant—with odds favoring the New York Yankees,... More »

Phillies Grab 3-1 Lead on 9th-Inning Rally

Rollins' two-run double brings home tying, winning runs against LA closer Broxton

(Newser) - Jimmy Rollins doubled with two out in the ninth inning to drive home the tying and winning runs as the Philadelphia Phillies stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven National League Championship Series. The visiting Dodgers had clawed out of an early 2-0... More »

Phillies Outslug LA in Game 1

Three-run shot from Ibañez in eighth stands up as winner in 8-6 win in NLCS opener

(Newser) - A three-run home run from Raul Ibañez in the eighth inning tonight gave the visiting Philadelphia Phillies the margin they needed to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-6, and take the first game in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. The defending-champion Phillies twice saw the Dodgers eat into... More »

Phillies Advance to NLCS After Stunning Rally

Philadelphia scores 3 in ninth to beat Colorado 5-4, earn meeting with Dodgers

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning then held on to beat the host Colorado Rockies, 5-4, tonight and advance to the National League Championship Series opposite the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Howard drove in the tying runs with a double off Rockies... More »

Dodgers Return Home Cooking, Down Phillies, 7-2

(Newser) - The Dodgers cut Philadelphia's NLCS lead to 2-1 tonight, riding a 5-run first inning and the mental boost of a bench-clearing standoff to a 7-2 victory in front of a record Dodger Stadium crowd of 56,800. The teams exchanged errant pitches in the second and third innings before the... More »

Rockies Sweep to World Series

(Newser) - Apparently having forgotten how to lose a game, the Colorado Rockies completed their sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks last night with a 6-4 win. The team that was only four games above .500 a month ago is now headed to its first World Series after going 21-1 so far to... More »

D-Backs Can't Stop Streaking Rockies

4-1 win brings Colorado within one game of its first World Series

(Newser) - The freight train that is the Rockies didn't lose any steam last night in Colorado, taking the third NLCS game 4-1 to put the Arizona Diamondbacks on the verge of extinction. Only one team has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a championship series, but the Diamondbacks are... More »

Rockies Remain Undefeated

(Newser) - The Colorado Rockies held on to their postseason win streak last night courtesy of Arizona closer Jose Valverde, who walked in the winning run with two out in the 11th. The Diamondbacks put up a good fight, tying the game in the ninth and outhitting the Rockies, but the return... More »

Colorado Starts Strong Against Arizona

Rockies undefeated in postseason with 5-1 win

(Newser) - The Colorado Rockies rode Jeff Francis' solid pitching performance to a win last night, their first in the NLCS against Arizona and their 18th in 19 games. Francis allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings in a game that Diamondback fans delayed in the 7th by throwing debris onto the... More »

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