MLB playoffs: Diamondbacks top Phillies 4-2, clinch NL pennant

The Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League Championship Series four games to three. They will face the Texas Rangers in the World Series.
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Kevin Ginkel celebrates
Posted at 11:39 PM, Oct 24, 2023

Corbin Carroll went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and the Arizona Diamondbacks advanced to the World Series for the first time in 22 years Tuesday night by stunning the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series.

Arizona plays the Texas Rangers in the World Series, with Game 1 set for Friday night at Globe Life Field.

In their only other World Series, the Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees in a seven-game thriller in 2001.

The young Diamondbacks, who at 84-78 squeezed into the playoffs as the final National League wild card, completed their comeback from an 0-2 hole in the NLCS by taking early leads in Games 6 and 7 to win the final two in Philadelphia.

MLB Playoffs: Rangers defeat Astros 11-4 and clinch AL pennant
Texas Rangers' Adolis Garcia reacts after hitting a home run

MLB Playoffs: Rangers defeat Astros 11-4 and clinch AL pennant

The Texas Rangers are World Series-bound. They will face the winner of NLCS Game 7, which will go on Tuesday night.


Brandon Pfaadt struck out seven in four innings and five relievers combined to pitch their way out of late-inning jams for the surprising NL champs.

Bryce Harper and the rest of the Phillies are forced to ponder this offseason how they let a second straight trip to the World Series slip away. Philadelphia returned home one win from a pennant but couldn't close it out.