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Philadelphia Phillies advance to World Series

The Phillies won 4-3 against the San Diego Padres Sunday night.
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The Philadelphia Phillies pose after winning the baseball NL Championship Series against the San Diego Padres in Game 5 on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA — It all started with a 6-run rally in the 9th inning against the Cardinals, and now, the Phillies are going to the World Series.

Bryce Harper slugged his fifth homer of the postseason, a two-run blast in the eighth inning that turned Citizens Bank Park into a madhouse, and the $330 million slugger powered the Philadelphia Phillies past the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Sunday and into the World Series for the first the time since 2009. 

Rhys Hoskins also hit a two-run homer to spark Philadelphia’s improbable run to the National League pennant and a shot at its first World Series championship since 2008. 

The wild-card Phillies were the last club into the 12-team playoff field this year after finishing third in the NL East.  

Harper, the hero, and the city of Brotherly Love showed him plenty of it. 

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