Philadelphia, PA.-  The Philadelphia Phillies played their best baseball this season in sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals at the weekend. The Phillies wanted to extend their lead over the Cardinals in the NL Wild Card Standings and meet thier goal.

The Phillies did not just meet expectations but exceeded them, as they beat St. Louis in Philadelphia for the first time since 2003. It was a great comeback victory on Friday night after the Phillies were down early in the 1st inning. Saturday saw a 12-run offensive explosion and a dominant pitching display. The team's 3-0 win resulted from hard-fought at-bats and a dominant pitching performance.

With a record of 72-58, the Phillies have a new season high of 14 games over 500. The Phillies now have the fourth-best record in the National League behind the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers.

Philadelphia will play a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels beginning Monday night before traveling to the San Diego Padres and Brewers. This impressive sweep shows that Philadelphia will be a serious contender for the World Series this year.




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