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The Phillies beat the Astros, 17-4, Saturday in the first round of the major league playoffs.

The Phillies erupted in the top half of the sixth inning, scoring 13 runs to break up a 4-4 tie.

Kaleb Konigus led the way during the game with five hits, including his first major league home run. Kyle Hromisin, Mark Shultz, Donnie Thompson, Aidan Conrad and Jason Eiden also had multiple hit games for the Phillies to support the strong pitching of Alex Magdalinski.

Nicholas Kachur started for the Astros and pitched well into the fifth inning while contributing two hits in a solid performance. Ethan Mooney also had three hits for the Astros.



Darren Kerdesky pitched a complete game five-hitter as the Yankees nipped the Red Sox, 2-1, in the opening round of the playoffs.

Mark Roginski led the Yankee offense with two hits and an RBI. Kerdesky, Dylan Schuster and Cooper Lewis each added a hit for the Yankees.

With the score tied 1-1 in the last inning, Derek Answini reached base on a throwing error, stole second and scored the winning run with two outs on a walk-off single by Schuster, allowing the Yankees to advance to the next round.

The Red Sox were led by Michael Anderson on the mound, who struck out eight. Red Sox had hits from John Betzko, Justin Finarelli, Connor Maloney, Nathan Ostroski and Anderson.

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