Postseason 2023 | Phillies win Game 5 and take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS. Gurriel Jr. one hit night
Cuban MLB Players News for the 2023 postseason. A compendium from several sources
National League Championship Series
Phillies 6, D-backs 1
Phillies lead 3-2
Philadelphia Phillies defeated Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 in Game 5 of the National League Series on Saturday night.
The Phillies lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, meaning they are a win away from repeating as NL champions and advancing to the World Series.
Among the Phillies' big nights were solo homers by Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber, as well as a two-run blast by J.T. Realmuto.
The right-handed Zack Wheeler also got an excellent start, beating out Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen.
Teams that win Game 5 in a best-of-seven postseason series have won 79 out of 112 times (71%). In series with the current 2-3-2 format, teams that win Game 5 before going home for Games 6-7 have won 20 of 25 times (80%).
Game 6 will take place on Monday, so the teams will have Sunday off.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. extends hitting streak to 3 games.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. extended his consecutive hit streak to three in Game 5 of the NLCS in which the Phillies defeated the D-backs 6-1. A 1-for-4 game by Gurriel Jr. gives him 9 hits and 5 RBI in the 2023 Postseason. He is currently batting .225/.244/.375 with 9 hits.