October 21st, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Giants push Phillies to the brink in NLCS

The Giants celebrate after Aubrey Huff scored to beat the Phillies.

The San Francisco Giants are on the verge of pulling off a major upset in the National League Championship Series.

They lead the defending league champion Philadelphia Phillies 3 games to 1 after last night’s ninth-inning victory.

If they win tonight, or any of the last three games they go to the World Series for the first time since 2002. Juan Uribe’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning off the Phillies Roy Oswalt scored Aubrey Huff to give the Giants a 6-5 victory last night.

Baseball followers are questioning why Phillies manager Charlie Manuel decided to use Oswalt, a starting pitcher, in a relief role. The series resumes tonight in San Francisco with a battle of ace pitchers, Roy Halladay for the Phillies and Tim Lincecum for the Giants.

If the Phillies win, the series moves back to Philadelphia, for game 6 on Saturday and a potential game 7 on Sunday. The winner of this series will play the Texas Rangers or New York Yankees in the World Series, starting next Wednesday.

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  1. Ash

    Groovy.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Trey

    Thank goodness, bye Phillies!!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      You Sir, are not one of my vassals... who are you?

      October 21, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. JS

    Good luck Giants, that last win can be a tough one and for some reason, I don't see it happening. The Boston Bruins fans were busy clapping themselves on the back last year against the Flyers as well after going up 3-0 – how'd that work out?

    Phils vs Rangers in the WS.

    Go Phillies!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Now whoa whoa whoa right there spinach chin!

      October 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Agreed. If they lose at home tonight with their best pitcher starting, they have little hope to win in the BANK when it comes back to Philly.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      I'll spoil those good looks back stabber.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SMSF

    Go Timmmmy, go Giants!!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Hail to the king, baby.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Amanda

    It was the 10th inning. C'mon.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • DB

      Huh? The game only went 9 innings!!

      October 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      I know you're scared; we're all scared, but that doesn't mean were cowards. We can take these skeletons, we can take them, with science.

      October 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jerry

    GO GIANTS. LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      How will we stop an army of the dead at our castle walls? How will you fight that? With more words? Most of our people have already fled. We are but sixty men.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philadelphian

    Nobody chokes like our Philly teams!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Maybe. Just maybe my boys can protect the book. Yeah, and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Maggie

    GO Giants!! ABP

    October 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ricky2

    I have to Say one thiing, no one likes san francisco at all cause we are the Best city in the world. we dance to our music. we do it our way, that is why no one likes the giants. remember Barry Bonds only at Home was he loved, but reallity is we are going to the world Series and the phillie cheeses are Not Get over it.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |