The San Francisco Giants were one win away from knocking off the two-time National League champion Philadelphia Phillies and advancing to the World Series.
Facing elimination, Roy Halladay and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies look to prevent Tim Lincecum and the Giants from reaching the World Series in Game 5 on Thursday.
Juan Uribe hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off reliever Roy Oswalt with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants moved within one win of the World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.
Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff hit RBI singles in the fourth inning against Cole Hamels and Matt Cain shut down Philadelphia to help San Francisco Giants take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS with a 3-0 win over the Phillies in Game 3 Tuesday.
Roy Oswalt pitched eight dominant innings, Jimmy Rollins drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 Sunday night.
The stakes are high as the San Francisco Giants prepare for Saturday’s opening game of the National League Championship Series versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and San Francisco Giants counterpart Tim Lincecum have little in common except performance on the mound.
It’s World Series or bust in Philadelphia. Nothing less is acceptable in a city that’s become spoiled by its baseball team’s success.
When the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet in the NL championship series, runs could be awfully scarce.
In four games with the Atlanta Braves, the San Francisco Giants hit .212 as a team. They scored 11 runs. They struck out 43 times.