Bryce Harper’s two-run home run in the eighth inning put Philadelphia ahead to stay in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday

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The Philadelphia Phillies had blown a lead, were down to their final six outs and were facing a five-and-a-half hour flight back to San Diego

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for what would have been Game 6 of this National League Championship Series when J.T. Realmuto cracked a single to lead off the eighth inning Sunday night

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Upstairs in the general manager’s suite, Dave Dombrowski looked at his son, Landon, a recent graduate of Wake Forest University

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“Landon, this is a situation in which Big Papi would have homered,” Dombrowski, who has been in baseball for four decades, told his son,

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referring to the Boston legend David Ortiz. “This is where legends are made. If Bryce hits one here, this place is going to go wild.”

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The Phillies celebrated on the field after Ranger Suárez got the final two outs of the game in the ninth inning.

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Rhys Hoskins had gotten the scoring started for Philadelphia when he hit a two-run home run in the third inning

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“They go on to win a World Series and Bryce goes on to do this a few more times, that’s how you get a statue,” Werth said.

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