Arizona is back in the World Series for the first time in 22 years.
Arizona defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in Game 7 of Major League Baseball’s National League Championship Series (NLCS) on May 25 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
After finishing second in the National League West with an 84-78 (.519) record in the regular season, tied with third-place Miami in the East for the lowest winning percentage of the six teams in the National League, Arizona advanced to the World Series by defeating Milwaukee in the Wild Card Game, the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series, and then the Phillies in an “upset” in the Championship Series.
This is the second time in franchise history that Arizona has reached the World Series, and the first time in 22 years since 2001. The Cactus League’s first World Series appearance since its inception in 1998 was in 2001, a season in which South Korean major leaguer Byung-hyun Kim was the closer. Arizona, which had only been to the World Series once before, winning a championship ring that year in a thrilling series against the New York Yankees, made a dramatic run to the World Series that would elude them for the next 21 years.
Arizona rallied from a 1-2 deficit in the top of the fifth inning. Emmanuel Rivera’s single up the middle and Heraldo Perdomo’s sacrifice bunt set up Corbin Carroll’s RBI single up the middle to tie the game. After Suarez was removed from the game and Jeff Hoffman came on for Philadelphia, Carroll stole second, stole third and scored on Gabriel Moreno’s RBI single to right to make it a 3-2 game. With the tying run on first and third in the top of the seventh, Carroll made it 4-2 with a sacrifice fly to center field, finishing the day 4-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored to advance to the World Series. 토토사이트
Arizona’s Ketel Marte was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player (MVP). Marte, who saved the day for Arizona with a game-tying single off reliever Creighton Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 3, when the A’s were down two games to none, batted .387 (12-for-31) with three RBIs and one stolen base for an OPS of .987 in seven games of the series.
Arizona will now begin a best-of-seven World Series against American League champion Texas on April 28.