Follow NLCS Game 2 live: Phillies beating D-backs again

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The Philadelphia Phillies got one step closer to a repeat World Series appearance on Monday, unleashing another home run barrage to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 in NLCS Game 1. Kyle Schwarber smashed a first-pitch leadoff home run, Bryce Harper hit a dinger on his 31st birthday, and Nick Castellanos hit his fifth home run in a three-game span, joining Mr. October himself, Reggie Jackson, as the only players to accomplish that feat in the playoffs.

Game 2 on Tuesday began with more of the same, as Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber hit solo homers early in the game to put the Phillies up 2-0.

The Phillies are trying to take a 2-0 lead in this NLCS, while the Diamondbacks are hoping to earn a split before the series moves to Phoenix.

On the mound Tuesday, it’s Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks against Aaron Nola for the Phillies.

Follow along as Yahoo Sports provides the latest news, scores, updates and highlights from Game 2 in Philly.

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