JEAN SEGURA MAKES PHILS THE REDEEM TEAM!

By Peter Marx

A pair of two-out rallies and a six-out save from Seranthony Dominguez gave the Phils a 4-2 game 3 win over the San Diego Padres and a 2-1 NLCS series lead.

A two-run single by second baseman Jean Segura in the fourth inning and an RBI double from third baseman Alec Bohm in the sixth nailed it down.

Kyle Schwarber delivered a leadoff home run in the first inning to ignite Citizens Bank Park — playing host to its first NLCS game since 2010 — with an early 1-0 lead.

An up-and-down night for Segura began in the top of the fourth when he failed to secure a feed from Bryson Stott on a potentially inning-ending double-play ball. Instead, it allowed Juan Soto to score and tie the game at 1-1.

Segura redeemed himself with the go-ahead single in the bottom of the fourth, spiking his bat emphatically after the big hit, but then got picked off to end the inning. He is the first player in MLB postseason history to record an RBI, an error and get picked off in the same inning.

Another Phillies’ error in the fifth, this time by first baseman Rhys Hoskins, eventually led to another Padres’ run that closed the gap to 3-2 before Philadelphia responded in the bottom of the sixth.

After working his way to an 0-2 count with two outs in the inning, Joe Musgrove gave up a double to Nick Castellanos and Bohm followed with a first-pitch double just under the glove of a diving Soto. The Padres right-hander’s night was over after 5 ⅔ innings, charged with eight hits and four earned runs with five strikeouts and two walks.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez was pulled after just 68 pitches, allowing two hits in 5 innings of work with three strikeouts. Zach Eflin, Jose Alvarado and Dominguez combined for four scoreless innings to close out the win. Dominguez recorded the Phillies’ first six-out postseason save since 1980.

Game 4 of the NLCS is set for Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park.

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