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Howard, Phillies rally in 9th to reach NLCS

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) - Ryan Howard hit a two-run double with two outs in
the ninth inning and scored on Jayson Werth's single as the
Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday
night to reach the NL championship series.

Brad Lidge earned his second straight save, once again retiring
cleanup man Troy Tulowitzki with two on to end it.

Next, the World Series champion Phillies play Thursday night
against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium in an NLCS rematch from last
season.

The Phillies fought back against closer Huston Street to win
Game 4 at chilly Coors Field. This marked the fourth straight year
that none of baseball's first-round series went to a
winner-take-all Game 5.


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