PHILS COMEBACK LARGEST BY NL WORLD SERIES TEAM SINCE 1956!

By Sally Fahey

The Phillies overcame a 5-0 deficit last night to win game 1 from the Houston Astros in 10 innings.

By the time of Gil Hodges’ at-bat leading off the second inning of game 2 on Oct. 5, 1956, Hodges’ Brooklyn Dodgers were already trailing the New York Yankees 6-0.

Hodges would score on a sacrifice fly three batters later to get the Dodgers on the board. By the end of the inning, his single had sparked a rally punctuated by a three-run home run off the bat of Duke Snider that tied the game at 6-6.

An inning later, Hodges led off with a walk and scored on a single to give his team the lead.

The back-and-forth battle continued as the game went on. The Yankees knotted the game back up in the top of the fourth, but it didn’t stay tied for long. Hodges came back to the plate with runners on first and third in the fourth inning and slammed a double to left field, putting the Dodgers up 9-7.

The Dodgers won 13-8.

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