2022 World Series – What Astros, Phillies need to do to win

The 2022 World Series matchup is set. Starting Friday, the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies will clash for the Commissioner’s Trophy in a meeting of one league’s favorite and the other league’s biggest underdog. Under MLB’s new playoff format, the Phillies entered as the sixth and final seed in the National League but advanced all … Read more

The night Bryce Harper sent the Phillies to the World Series

Seventy minutes after hitting the most important home run of his life Sunday, a two-run blast that won the Philadelphia Phillies the National League Championship Series, Bryce Harper was at the center of the clubhouse, surrounded by his teammates as beer and champagne soaked anyone within spraying range. “Give me all of it, give me … Read more

Bryce Harper’s homer powers Phillies past Padres in NLCS

PHILADELPHIA — Welcome to the World Series, Bryce Harper. The superstar the Philadelphia Phillies brought in years ago to turn around a team stuck in mediocrity delivered one of the biggest home runs in franchise history Sunday. Harper’s two-run, rocket shot of a home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning … Read more

MLB championship series Sunday – Highlights, scores, takeaways

The 2022 MLB playoffs are down to just four teams. After today, it could be down to two. Will the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros punch their tickets to the World Series? Or will the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees save their seasons? A potential double-elimination Sunday begins with Game 5 of the … Read more

Rhys Hoskins heads Phillies’ power surge in NLCS Game 4 win

PHILADELPHIA — In a sport that often defies logic, Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos had a simple explanation for the Phillies’ comeback from a disastrous top of the first inning Saturday in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series: “It’s tough to play in the jungle, man.” After the San Diego Padres roared … Read more

Padres’ bats come alive in Game 2 comeback win to even NLCS

SAN DIEGO — Juan Soto and Josh Hader absorbed most of the attention, but Brandon Drury and Josh Bell were in-season acquisitions of similar importance to the San Diego Padres — a belief further emphasized by Fernando Tatis Jr.’s ensuing suspension. Bell and Drury represented key power bats in the middle of the lineup, a … Read more

Gritty declares Philadelphia best sports city

1:41 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com It is a great time to be a fan of Philadelphia sports. The city’s teams just keep winning. Let’s start with the Philadelphia Phillies. They are three wins from reaching the World Series for the first time since 2009. Philadelphia took Game 1 of the NLCS Tuesday, beating the San … Read more

Kyle Schwarber puts exclamation point in Phillies’ Game 1 win

SAN DIEGO — There are only so many ways human beings can describe an event that occupies fewer than three seconds of their lives, a fact that was put to the test repeatedly after Kyle Schwarber hit a 488-foot home run in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night at Petco … Read more

MLB division series Saturday: Highlights, scores, takeaways

Eight teams started Saturday still in the 2022 postseason. After today’s league division series games, that number could be cut nearly in half. The Philadelphia Phillies eliminated the Atlanta Braves with an 8-3 NLDS Game 4 victory that had Philly’s Citizens Bank Park rocking. Next, the Seattle Mariners play their first home playoff game in … Read more

Rhys Hoskins motivated by Braves’ intentional walk, raucous Phillies crowd in Game 3 win

PHILADELPHIA — It’s not like Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needed extra motivation, but when the Atlanta Braves walked Kyle Schwarber intentionally, just before Hoskins stepped to the plate in the third inning of Game 3 of the NLDS on Friday, his focus narrowed just a little bit more. “Yes, of course,” Hoskins said … Read more