October 22nd, 2010
07:17 AM ET

Phillies keep World Series hopes alive

Roy Halladay pitched through a groin injury to lead the Phillies to victory Thursday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies staved off elimination in the National League Championship series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

The defending National League champions now trail the best-of-seven series 3-2, with games 6 and 7 scheduled for Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday.

The Phillies were helped by a Giants error in the third inning that led to two runs and were inspired by their pitching ace Roy Halladay, who pitched six strong innings despite injuring his groin in the second. Read SI.com columnist Joe Posnanski on Halladay's gutty performance.

The Phillies and New York Yankees in the American League are both trying to accomplish the rare baseball feat of coming back from three-games-to-one deficits to win a series. If they both pull it off they’ll play a rematch of last year’s World Series that the Yankees won in six games.

The Yankees and Texas Rangers play game six of the American League Championship series Friday night. If the Rangers win they go to the World Series for the first time since they moved to Texas in 1972.

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  1. Dmn

    LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jerry

    Go Giants beat those Phillies to a bloody pulp on Saturday.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |


    October 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • big tex

      ^ truth. awesome how NY fans left their two home games early when Texas STOMPED THEM!!


      October 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MS

    Go giants!!!!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. FittedYankees


    U got any???

    October 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cuso

    You could see in games 4 and 5 the Phillies bats are starting to wake up. The Phillies will beat up Sanchez tomorrow just like they did in game 2 and Cain didn't pitch in Philly The Park is very different during the playoffs then the Reg season. Giants had a chance to put us away yesterday and they blew it. All the pressure is on them. And after that I don't care who we play Yankees or Rangers (but lets be real the Yankees can't beat Cliff Lee)

    October 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rowena

    GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nitrous

    It's no fun dissing the Giants or their fans. As a Phillies fan – I say, may the team with the least mistakes win. With that being said:

    THE YANKEES SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Vincenza

    Wow you could tell me this video was from yesterday and I would veliebe you. Who would think it's 2 years old! It all sounds like today's economy. It is a fake economy with phony money. We are broke as a country, the fed has no money, stock market is corrupt, and we are only running on credit cards and printing more money. This country will have to collapse sooner or later, I hate to say it. But sooner, in the next 3-5 years is a practical estimate.

    April 22, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
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