It was fair to doubt whether the NLCS would even make it back to Philadelphia when the Phillies took the first two games of the series, but the Diamondbacks showed serious fight in front of their home fans. Do they have anything left in the tank?
If Aaron Nola pitches the way he’s been pitching this October, Monday night’s Game 6 could be a coronation for the Phillies. Philadelphia finds itself one win away from a second consecutive trip to the World Series and a potential rematch with the Astros.
The Phillies got back on track in Game 5 on Saturday, snapping a two-game skid behind an excellent performance by Zack Wheeler. More importantly, Philadelphia’s power returned. Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto all homered in the win, reigniting an offense that hit some bumps in the first two games at Chase Field.
A win on Monday would give the Phillies back-to-back pennants for the first time since 2008 and 2009. The franchise captured a championship in 2008 before falling short a year later. This time, the Phillies are hoping the second time is the charm after they came up two wins short a year ago. They still need one more victory just to get that chance, though.
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The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Game 6 of the 2023 NLCS between the Phillies and Diamondbacks. Follow along below as the Phillies attempt to advance to the World Series.
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks score
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks live updates, highlights from NLDS Game 6
(All times Eastern)
2:30 p.m.: Weather will not be an issue for this one. It’s supposed to be 62 degrees and sunny at first pitch and stay pleasant throughout the evening.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 23, 2023
1:05 p.m.: The lineups are in! The Diamondbacks desperately need to get more out of the top of their order tonight, as Corbin Carroll, Christian Walker and Tommy Pham enter the game a combined 5 for 49 (.102) with one extra-base hit in the series.
Let’s roll. #RingTheBell
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) October 23, 2023
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) October 23, 2023
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks series schedule
The NLCS is in Philadelphia to stay, as both Game 6 and a potential Game 7 will be played at Citizens Bank Park.
Here is the complete schedule for the 2023 NLCS, including results from the first five games of the series.
|Date||Game||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Result|
|Monday, Oct. 16||Diamondbacks at Phillies||8:07 p.m.||TBS||PHI 5, ARI 3 (PHI, 1-0)|
|Tuesday, Oct. 17||Diamondbacks at Phillies||8:07 p.m.||TBS||PHI 10, ARI 0 (PHI, 2-0)|
|Thursday, Oct. 19||Phillies at Diamondbacks||5:07 p.m.||TBS||ARI 2, PHI 1 (PHI, 2-1)|
|Friday, Oct. 20||Phillies at Diamondbacks||8:07 p.m.||TBS||ARI 6, PHI 5 (TIE, 2-2)|
|Saturday, Oct. 21||Phillies at Diamondbacks||8:07 p.m.||TBS||PHI 6, ARI 1 (PHI, 3-2)|
|Monday, Oct. 23||Diamondbacks at Phillies||5:07 p.m.||TBS||—|
|Tuesday, Oct. 24||Diamondbacks at Phillies*||8:07 p.m.||TBS||—|
* – If necessary
How to watch 2023 MLB playoff games
The NLCS is carried exclusively by TBS, while the American League playoff games will be carried by either Fox or FS1. Each World Series game will be broadcast on Fox.
Fans in Canada can watch NLCS games on Sportsnet.
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Phillies vs. Diamondbacks live streams
The series will be broadcast on TBS, so Game 6 between the Phillies and Diamondbacks can be live-streamed with Sling.
NLCS games can be streamed in Canada on Fubo.