In a dominant performance, the Philadelphia Phillies secured a 6-1 victory in Game 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, bringing them one step closer to the World Series. The game witnessed Kyle Schwarber making history with his remarkable postseason performance.
With this win, the Phillies now lead the best-of-seven National League Championship Series (NLCS) with a 3-2 advantage.
Throughout the postseason, the Phillies have shown their prowess for hitting home runs, led by their leadoff hitter, Kyle Schwarber, who consistently sets the tone for his team.
Schwarber, after already contributing to a run in the top of the first inning, stepped up to bat in the top of the sixth with the Phillies holding a 2-0 lead.
In a sight that has become all too familiar for rival fans, the 30-year-old Schwarber launched an enormous home run to right center field, measuring a whopping 461 feet. This historic home run also set Schwarber apart in the record books.
With this feat, Schwarber now holds the record for the most home runs in NLCS history, surpassing the legendary Albert Pujols, with a total of 11 homers.
Not only that, Schwarber also extended his own record by becoming the player with the most left-handed postseason home runs. With a total of 20 homers, he achieved this milestone faster than anyone else, according to ESPN.
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