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Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates after hitting a solo homerun in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 03, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Gett PHILADELPHIA - Aaron Nola took a perfect game into the seventh inning and Kyle Schwarber homered twice as the Philadelphia Phillies clinched their first playoff berth in 11 years with a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.After Brandon Marsh caught Mauricio Dubon's fly ball in center for the game's final out, players jumped and cheered in jubilation before meeting at the mound where they hugged and bounced around some more.The video board at Minute Maid Park displayed the team's logo and the words: "Congratulations Philadelphia" as the Phillies celebrated.A small but vocal group of Philadelphia fans congregated near the team's dugout and chanted: "Let's go Phillies," in the bottom of the ninth inning.The Phillies clinched at the same ballpark where they secured their last postseason trip on Sept.

14, 2011. That game was a 1-0 victory over the Astros highlighted by a complete game shutout by Hall of Famer Roy Halladay.Philadelphia’s postseason drought was the longest active one in the majors after the Seattle Mariners clinched their first playoff berth in 21 years Friday night.The Phillies entered the opener of the final regular season series of the year needing a win or a loss by the Brewers to get a National League Wild Card spot.

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