The Arizona Diamondbacks are one win away from the World Series after a dominant 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night.
The Diamondbacks got off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the second inning. Tommy Pham hit a leadoff home run, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. followed with a two-run shot.
Merrill Kelly was lights-out on the mound for the Diamondbacks, pitching five scoreless innings and striking out eight. He was relieved by Ian Kennedy, who pitched four scoreless innings to earn the save.
The Diamondbacks will now travel to Philadelphia for Game 7 on Wednesday night, with a chance to make history. They will look to become the first team in National League history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS.
The D-Backs are on fire, and they have all the momentum in the world. They are led by a dynamic lineup that features Pham, Gurriel Jr., and Ketel Marte. They also have a solid pitching staff that is anchored by Kelly and Kennedy.
The Phillies will have their hands full in Game 7. They will need to find a way to slow down the D-Backs’ offense and get a good start from their pitcher. But the D-Backs are the better team right now, and they are the favorites to win Game 7 and advance to the World Series.
Let’s go, D-Backs!