The Philadelphia Phillies were tied in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series by 1-1 after they beat the San Francisco Giants by 6-1 on Sunday.
It was the excellent pitch by Roy Oswalt and a seventh-inning upsurge that led to their win. Oswalt drew out his undefeated career mark at the Citizens Bank Park to 10-0, which included a three-hit performance, and striking out nine over eight innings. He made a single in the seventh, and then a safe slide that led to 3-1 by Philadelphia.
Jimmy Rollins hit a clear double off the wall which earned three more runs along with cheers from the upbeat crowd.
The series will decide the National League team in the World Series. It will shift to San Francisco for the next three games by Tuesday.
The next day Oswalt and Jonathan Sanchez of the Giants played brilliantly after the match-up between Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum from the Giants.
The runs stayed tied when Game Two initially unfolded.
Sanchez gave out after the game’s first run as there were no hit by Phillies. A pass to Rollins gave home the run.
It was the first hit of the game by San Francisco that placed the Giants atop the scoreboard. Cody Ross made two home-runs in Game One and then later homered in the fifth inning to left-center.
Fireworks burst for Philadelphia during the seventh. Oswalt brought a sinking line-drive single to center. This ended the night for Sanchez.