Phillies increase lead over Diamondbacks as they approach World Series

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Kyle Schwarber hit two of Philadelphia's three solo home runs off Merrill Kelly, and the Phillies blew out Tuesday 10-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacksto extend their lead in the National League Championship Series to 2-0.

Trea Turner He also hit a home run and JT Realmuto added a pair of hits and three RBIs for Philadelphia, which improved to 7-1 in these playoffs and moved closer to its second consecutive appearance in the World Series.

Aaron Nola pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven in six innings.

Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday at Chase Field. The Texas Rangers They also have a 2-0 advantage over the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Seriesahead of this Wednesday's meeting.

It was another rowdy night in Philadelphia, where Kelly was the target of public hostility after saying the fans at Citizens Bank Park couldn't be any louder than those he heard cheering for the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic.

He was not referring to any Classic match, but to the one played in May, when Turner hit a grand slam that put the United States in the semifinals of the tournament.

"I obviously haven't heard the noise here from the field," Kelly said before the second game. "But I would be very surprised if he surpassed that meeting in Miami."

Kelly, winner of 12 games this season, was booed from the moment he was introduced until he took the mound, by the majority of the 45,412 fans determined to rock the park again in October.

How intense was the noise?

"Like an AC/DC concert," Turner said.

For the Diamondbacks, the Dominicans Ketel Marte 4-2, Geraldo Perdomo 3-0. Venezuelan Gabriel Moreno 4-1. Cuban Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 4-0.

For the Phillies, Panamanian Edmundo Sosa 1-0. Dominican Johan Rojas 4-0.


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