Baseball Playoffs

Phillies Sweep Reds

The Philadelphia Phillies are again heading to the National League Championship Series after sweeping the Cincinnati Reds Sunday night. Cole Hamels pitched a shutout, striking out nine and allowing just five hits. The 2-0 victory marked the first playoff sweep for the Phillies. The Phillies’ Ray Halladay got his team off to an amazing post-season start when he pitched a no-hitter, only the second on post-season history; meanwhile, the Reds committed six errors in the last two games of the series. Philadelphia will host either the Atlanta Braves or the San Francisco Giants Saturday; the Giants are leading the best-of-five division series 2-1 after beating the Braves Sunday night.