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10/12/09 9:33 AM ET

Phillies postseason history, Oct. 12-18

October 12
1915: The Red Sox win third straight 2-1 decision to lead the Phillies, 3-1, in the World Series.
1976: The Big Red Machine polishes off the Phillies with two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 NLCS win in Cincinnati.
1980: The Phillies score five in the eighth, the Astros tie with two in same inning before Garry Maddox's single in 10th wins it, 8‑7, for club's third NL pennant.
2008: Scoring early, the Dodgers defeat the Phillies, 7-2, in Game 3 of the NLCS.

October 13
1915: The Red Sox win their third World Series in 10 years with another one-run decision, 5-4, as Harry Hoover hit two homers at the Baker Bowl.
1993: Two‑run hits by Darren Daulton, Dave Hollins and Mickey Morandini defeat Atlanta, 6‑3, at Veterans Stadium, sending the Phillies to their fifth World Series.
2008: Trailing by two runs in the eighth inning, Shane Victorino hits a two-run homer and Matt Stairs follows with a pinch-hit, game-winning two-run homer. The 7-5 win puts the Phillies in a commanding 3-1 lead in the NLCS.

October 14
1980: A five‑run third (Bake McBride a three‑run homer) sends the Phillies to 7‑6 win over Kansas City in World Series Game 1. Tug McGraw gets save.

October 15
1980: The Phillies score four in the eighth to win World Series Game 2 over KC, 6‑4, at the Vet.
2008: As he did in the NLDS clinching game against Milwaukee, Jimmy Rollins begins the game with a home run as the Phillies advance to the World Series with a 5-1 triumph. Cole Hamels wins his second game of the NLCS and is named the MVP.

October 16
1983: Eddie Murray hits two homers as Baltimore wins its fourth straight, 5‑0, at the Vet to sweep the World Series.
1993: The Toronto Blue Jays sink the Phillies, 8‑5, in first game of World Series at the SkyDome.

October 17
1980: Royals win first World Series game, 4‑3, in 10 innings in KC; Amos Otis hits two homers.
1993: Jim Eisenreich and Lenny Dykstra hit homers as Phillies even the World Series at 1‑all with 6‑4 win at Toronto.

October 18
1980: Willie Aikens hits two homers, Royals even the World Series with a 5‑3 decision at home.

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