Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos they connected two home runs each in the 10-2 victory of the Philadelphia Phillies over the Atlanta Braves this Wednesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the Division Series of the National League.
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Harperthat He reached 10 home runs in the postseasonconnected a three-run home run in the third inning and a solitary one in the fifth while the Phillies take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five second-round serieswhich continues Thursday in Philadelphia.
The sluggers Trea Turner and Brandon Marsh also homered for the Phillieswhich they gave the victory for starter Aaron Nola (1-0), who worked five and two thirds with two runs allowed and nine strikeouts.
He The winner of this series will face the winner between the Arizona D'Backs and the Los Angeles Dodgerswhich favors the first 2-0.
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The Braves offensewho won the 2021 World Series, started running in the third episode when consecutive singles from the Venezuelan Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies They put the team ahead 1-0.
At the close of the third, Cuban Castellanos greeted starter Bryce Elder (0-1) without respect with a cannon shot over the fences from left field to tie the score at one run.
Then, Marsh had a rocket and after one out Turner reached base on an infield hit and star Harper homered. of three runs for the Phillies to extend the count 4x1.
The party continued for Philadelphia when JT Realmuto delivered an RBI double of two (6-1). On the fifth, Harper once again rose with a cannon shot through the same center of the field to put the Phillies up 7-1.
The Braves discounted one in the sixth due to a single by Dominican Marcel Ozunaticket to the pop-up Kevin Pillar and uncatchable tugboat of the Venezuelan Orlando Arcia.
The Philliesthat They lost last year in the World Series to the Astrosare looking for their third crown of the Fall Classic since 1980 when they defeated the Royals and then in 2008 at Rays.
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