The Diamondbacks stunned the Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS to reach the World Series

Author: DAN GELSTON

PHILADELPHIA — Corbin Carroll went 3 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored, and 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 the first game Friday night at Globe Life Field.

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

The young Diamondbacks, who romped into the playoffs as the National League’s last wild card 84-78, completed their comeback from an 0-2 hole in the NLCS by blowing leads in Games 6 and 7 and winning the last two in Philadelphia .

Brandon Pfaadt struck out seven in four innings and combined for five relievers to get out of the late innings for the surprising NL champions.

Bryce Harper and the rest of the Phillies are forced to reflect this offseason on how they missed out on a second straight trip to the World Series. Philadelphia came home one win away from the pennant, but couldn’t close it out.

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