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Phillies Beat Dodgers 10-4, Return To World Series

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Jayson Werth swings on a pitch to hit a solo home run against Los Angeles Dodgers' Hong-Chih Kuo in the seventh inning on Wednesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Jayson Werth swings on a pitch to hit a solo home run against Los Angeles Dodgers' Hong-Chih Kuo in the seventh inning on Wednesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Powered by Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth and all those other big bats, the Philadelphia Phillies are headed back to the World Series.

Werth hit two home runs, Shane Victorino and Pedro Feliz also connected and the defending champions beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to win their second straight NL pennant.

Brad Lidge closed it out and the Phillies became the first team to reach consecutive World Series since the New York Yankees in 2000-01.

Now, Jimmy Rollins and crew wait for their next opponent. They'll go for their third World Series title beginning next Wednesday night at New York or Los Angeles. The Yankees lead the Angels 3-1 in the ALCS, which resumes Thursday night at Angel Stadium.

This program aired on October 22, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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