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19 sec ago ~ Citizens Bank Park felt like an impossible place for road teams to win. The crowd is always rowdy, and the Phillies' offense usually gave them reasons to cheer early.
Two second-inning home runs and a stellar outing from Merrill Kelly will do a lot to make the once impregnable fortress in Philadelphia open up. The Diamondbacks saw Tommy Pham and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launch a pair of second-inning home runs to help Arizona jump out to an early lead, and it never looked back. Over the night, Arizona continued to pile on and Kelly and the bullpen limited Philadelphia to just one run as the Diamondbacks won 5-1 to even the series at three games each and force a winner-take-all Game 7. MORE: Watch Phillies vs. Diamondbacks live with Sling TV The two homers from Pham and Gurriel were part of a three-run second inning, but the Phillies managed to get the crowd back into the contest in the bottom half of the frame, with Brandon Marsh driving in a run to make it 3-1. But the rest of the game was all Arizona. Ketel Marte continued his red-hot postseason with an RBI triple in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh, tying the MLB record for the longest playoff hitting streak at 15 consecutive games with at least one hit in the process. The much feared Phillies lineup was largely held in check by Kelly, who allowed only the one run over five innings. He struck out eight batters and gave up just three hits and three walks. The rest of Arizona's bullpen was dominant, with Ryan Thompson, Andrew Saalfrank, Kevin Ginkel and Paul Sewald combining to allow just three hits with two strikeouts over the remaining four innings. The teams will meet again in Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday for Game 7 of the ALCS. Brandon Pfaadt, who was outstanding against Philadelphia in Game 3 with 5.2 scoreless innings, will start opposite Ranger Suarez, who matched him with 5.1 scoreless innings in that contest. The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Game 6 of the 2023 NLCS between the Phillies and Diamondbacks. Follow along below as the Phillies attempt to advance to the World Series. 6:42 p.m.: On the eighth pitch of the at-bat, Carroll yanks a fastball into center field for a one-out single. 6:38 p.m.: Nola keeps rolling as he gets Perdomo to fly out easily to center. Top of the order due up, the third time Nola will face them. 6:34 p.m. End of fourth: Both sides go down in order, with Rojas flying out to center to end the fourth. 6:33 p.m.: Marsh is caught looking at a backdoor cutter for strike three. 6:32 p.m.: Castellanos starts the Phillies' half of the frame with a high bouncer to Marte for the first out. 6:27 p.m. End top fourth: Nola gets his first one-two-three inning of the afternoon, striking out Longoria on three pitches. 6:26 p.m.: Thomas gets a hold of an 87 mph changeup, but sends it on a sinking liner to Rohas, who snags it just above the ground. 6:24 p.m.: Gurriel starts the fourth by popping out to Turner. 6:20 p.m. End of third: Stott swipes second, but it doesn't wind up mattering as Kelly gets Realmuto chasing a high fastball to strike out and leave Stott stranded. 6:16 p.m.: Stott rolls a slow grounder to Marte. He flips to get Bohm at second, but Perdomo doesn't try to nab the speedy Stott at first. 6:15 p.m.: Bohm goes inside-out, shooting a fastball on the inner third into right for a one-out single. 6:14 p.m.: Kelly catches Harper looking at a slider to set down the Phillies' most dangerous hitter for the first out. 6:10 p.m. End top third: Pham bounces into a 5-4-3 double play to end the frame. Nola is up to 58 pitches through three innings. 6:09 p.m.: Walker lays off a curveball that just misses clipping the down-and-away corner for a one-out walk. 6:07 p.m.: Moreno flies out to center to start the top of the third. 6:02 p.m. End of second: Turner comes up empty chasing a curveball and Kelly escapes with only the one run allowed. 6 p.m.: Kelly remains careful with Schwarber, making sure to keep everything around the edge of the zone with the exception of a low fastball that Schwarber fouled away. But he winds up laying off a sinker below the zone on a full count to draw his second walk of the day. 5:56 p.m.: Johan Rojas sends a slow dribbler up the middle, and Perdomo is able to throw him out at first. Marsh moves up to third, and Schwarber, who walked on four pitches his first plate appearance, will hit with two away. 5:53 p.m. Phillies scoring play: Marsh likes the first pitch he sees and lines it into right, scoring Realmuto from second. He moves up to second on the throw. Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 1