Oct 23, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies fans celebrate their 4-3 win over he San Diego Padres to win the National League Pennant in game five of the NLCS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia Phillies fans took to Broad Street after the team won the NL pennant to clinch a spot in the World Series.
For the first time since 2009, the Philadelphia Phillies are World Series-bound.
The Phillies held a 3-1 National League Championship Series lead over the San Diego Padres entering Game 5. In that game, the Phillies trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Bryce Harper took the lead on a clutch two-run home run. Ranger Suarez entered the top of the ninth inning in relief of David Robertson to record the save and secure the NL pennant for Philadelphia.
Phillies fans were celebrating inside of Citizens Bank Park. They also made it out to Broad Street to party with their fellow fans.
Phillies fans celebrate World Series berth on Broad Street
Fans celebrated with drinks in hands. Two fans managed to climb up the street pole to dance on top of the stop light. The videos come courtesy of Heather Khalifa and Stephanie Farr of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Steve Keeley of FOX 29.
Philadelphia got off to a strong start to Game 5, as Rhys Hoskins smashed a two-run homer to left center field in the third inning to give them a 2-0 lead.
Yet, the Padres were able to score three unanswered runs. In the top of the fourth inning, outfielder Juan Soto hit a home run to center field. Then in the seventh, Josh Bell hit an RBI double and Jose Azocar scoring on a wild pitch thrown by Seranthony Dominguez.
But then, a single by J.T. Realmuto set up Harper’s clutch two-run homer.
The Phillies are National League champions, and now wait to see who they will face between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees. Game 1 of the World Series is set for Friday, Oct. 28.