The Philadelphia Phillies upset the Atlanta Braves en route to their second straight NLCS
The GIST: And then there were four. Both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) Championship Series (CS) are set, featuring one rowdy intrastate showdown and one clash of scrappy underdogs fresh off massive upsets.
(NL) Philadelphia Phillies stun 104-win Atlanta Braves: The Phils stared straight at the best team in baseball and sent them packing, punching their second consecutive NLCS ticket with last night’s home run–filled 3–1 Game 4 win. The series MVP? Outfielder Nick Castellanos, who blasted four dingers in two games. Scooby snacks all around.
- That dub means it’ll be an all–Wild Card NLCS, with the Arizona Diamondbacks — who notched a splashy sweep of the LA Dodgers — waiting in the wings for a Monday series start.
(AL) Texas Rangers & Houston Astros meet for ALCS two-step: The yees sure will be hawin’ in this battle of explosive offenses. The defending champ ’Stros dominated their regular-season meetings 9-4, but the Rangers have only gotten better in October and haven’t lost a game this postseason. Giddy on up for Game 1 from Houston, Sunday at 8:15 p.m. ET.