The Philadelphia Phillies are in the playoffs.
The Phillies came away with a win on Tuesday to clinch a wild-card spot. They got a win in dramatic fashion with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Johan Rojas hit Cristian Pache from second base with a walkoff single in the 10th inning to secure the win.
The late run came after the Phillies blew a 2-0 lead late in the game.
Centerfielder Brandon Marsh broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with a solo home run off Pirates starter Mitch Keller. The shot to center field broke up a no-hitter by Keller.
Bryce Harper later scored on a sacrifice throw from Kyle Schwarber to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. But the Pirates rallied to tie the game at 2-2 and send the game into overtime before Rojas secured the win in the 10th inning.
The NL East title has been out of reach since the Atlanta Braves won it on September 13th. But the Phillies have a chance to clinch the No. 4 seed and the first wild-card spot thanks to their 88-69 record. The postseason berth is the Phillies’ second in a row after they made a surprise trip to the World Series last year as a wild-card team. They lost to the Houston Astros 4-2 in the World Series.
That playoff berth was the franchise’s first since 2011, capping a streak of five consecutive trips to the postseason that included a World Series win in 2008.