Bryce Harper leads Phillies to NLDS Game 3 win over Braves, 2-1 series lead

Bryce Harper made his presence known early and often in Wednesday’s Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Wednesday’s Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia was a longball extravaganza as the Phillies smashed six home runs, tying the record for the most home runs in a game in MLB postseason history[^1^]. This dominant display led to a commanding 10-2 victory over the Braves, giving the Phillies a 2-1 lead in the NLDS.

With the chance to secure their spot in the NLCS, the Phillies will host Game 4 on Thursday at home[^2^].

No. 1 Atlanta Braves at No. 4 Philadelphia Phillies, Game 3: Phillies 10, Braves 2 (Philadelphia leads 2-1)

Game summary:

The game started off as a pitchers’ battle, but the momentum quickly shifted in favor of the Phillies in the bottom of the third inning. Nick Castellanos hit a leadoff home run to tie the game at 1-1 after the Braves had taken an early lead. Bryce Harper then delivered a three-run shot, giving Philadelphia a 4-1 advantage. The Phillies continued to pile on the runs, ultimately driving Braves starter Bryce Elder out of the game[^3^]. Harper showcased his power once again in the fifth inning, hitting his second home run of the game to extend the Phillies’ lead to 7-1. Although the Braves managed to score another run in the sixth inning, the Phillies responded with three more homers, securing a convincing 10-2 victory[^4^].

Key moment:

The turning point of the game came in the third inning when Harper’s three-run homer shifted the momentum in favor of the Phillies. This electrifying moment ignited the crowd, leading to the removal of Braves starter Bryce Elder from the game[^5^].

Impact player:

Bryce Harper was the standout performer of the game. His two home runs set a new record for the most home runs in NLDS history, with a total of 10 in his postseason career. Harper’s contributions played a significant role in the Phillies’ victory and showcased his status as a postseason force[^6^].

What’s next?

The crucial Game 4 will take place on Thursday at 6:07 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. The Phillies have yet to announce their starting pitcher, while the Braves will be relying on Spencer Strider to keep their hopes alive. If the Phillies emerge victorious, they will secure their spot in the NLCS. However, the Braves aim to force a Game 5 in Atlanta on Saturday[^7^].

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