2023 MLB playoffs highlights: Phillies win NLCS Game 5, 6-1, take 3-2 series lead

The 2023 MLB National League Championship Series continued on Saturday night with the Philadelphia Phillies taking down the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5, and we’ve got you covered with all the action from start to finish!

Both teams had their respective aces on the hill, as Arizona sent Zac Gallen to the mound and Philadelphia countered with Zack Wheeler. The Game 5 win gave the Phillies a 3-2 series lead.

Here are the top plays!

FINAL: Philadelphia Phillies 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 1

Phillies strike first

Bryson Stott gave Philadelphia the early lead with two outs in the top of the first inning, smacking an RBI single to right field.

Messy run

With runners on the corners, Diamondbacks catcher Gabriel Moreno threw down to second base, but Ketel Marte turned and threw back home as Bryce Harper tried to score from third; Harper collided with Moreno at home plate and scored. The Phillies led 2-0.

Yeah, it’s gone …

On the third pitch of the sixth inning, Kyle Schwarber launched a ball deep into the right-center field seats. The home run gave the Phillies a 3-0 lead.


Two batters later, Harper demolished a pitch deep into the right-center field seats for the Phillies’ second homer of the inning.


Alek Thomas got the Diamondbacks on the board in the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run to right-center field.

Two more for comfort

With a runner on second and two outs in the top half of the eighth, Realmuto sent a pitch over the left field wall. The Phillies took a 6-1 lead, their largest of the night.

Wheeler plays the part

The backbone of Philadelphia’s pitching staff put together a terrific start in Game 5. Across seven innings, Wheeler surrendered just one run and seven baserunners, while totaling eight strikeouts. He was relieved for Jeff Hoffman to begin the bottom half of the eighth.

Phillies get the win

Matthew Strahm got the final out of the game for the Phillies, striking out Corbin Carroll.

Pregame scene

Pep talk 

Swimming legend Michael Phelps threw out the first pitch.

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