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MLB 2023 NLCS Game 6 Postgame Notes


  • Arizona’s victory tonight to even this series has set up tomorrow’s winner-take-all Game 7 for a trip to the World Series.
  • It will be the 21st LCS overall to go the full seven games since this best-of-seven format was introduced in 1985…it’ll be the 12th NLCS to go a full seven games and first since the Braves and Dodgers went seven games in the 2020 NLCS.
  • This year marks the fourth time both LCS series will go seven games since going to the best-of-seven game format in 1985…the other three years it happened were 2003, 2004 and 2020.
  • Teams trailing 3-2 to win Game 6 in a seven-game series have gone on to win the series 33-of-59 times (55.9%), including 12-of-19 times in the LCS (63.2%).
  • When road teams in that scenario win Game 6, they have won the series 12-of-23 times (52.2%), including four of nine times in the LCS (44.4%).


  • Tonight’s win was Arizona’s first in a Postseason potential elimination game on the road…they had previously been 0-4 in such contests.
  • The D-Backs improved 7-5 overall in Postseason elimination games in franchise history.
  • Arizona’s nine hits tonight matched its highest total of any game in this series so far (also Games 3 and 4, which were both D-Backs wins).
  • Entering tonight’s game Arizona had only attempted one steal in this series (and was successful).
  • Tonight, the D-Backs stole four bases, tied for the most in a Postseason game in Diamondbacks history…they previously did it earlier this Postseason (Game 2 of the NLDS at LAD).


  • Tommy Pham and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit back-toback homers off Aaron Nola in the 2nd inning…it marked the fifth time in D-Backs Postseason history they’ve done so (third time this Postseason).
  • The other two instances this Postseason were: Game 1 of the NLWC at Milwaukee (Corbin Carroll & Ketel Marte) and Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles-NL (Christian Walker & Gabriel Moreno).
  • The Diamondbacks are the second team in MLB Postseason history to go back-to-back three different times in a single Postseason…the 2007 Boston Red Sox also did it three separate times.


  • Ketel Marte went 2-for-5 today and has now hit safely in each of his first 15 career Postseason games, matching ATL’s Marquis Grissom for the longest streak to start a player’s Postseason career…Grissom also hit safely in each of his first 15 Postseason game from 1995-96.
  • The 15-game Postseason hitting streak overall is tied for the sixth-longest in MLB Postseason history…the only ones with longer streaks are: Manny Ramírez (17 games), Derek Jeter (17 games), Hank Bauer (17 games), Michael Brantley (16 games) and Pat Borders (16 games).
  • This Postseason, Marte is 18-for-48 (.375) with four doubles, one triple, two homers, seven RBI and six runs scored.
  • Marte’s 18 hits this Postseason are now secondmost in a single Postseason in D-Backs history, passing Tony Womack (17) in the 2001 Postseason… only Steve Finley (19 in 2001 Postseason) has had more.
  • In his 15 career Postseason games, Marte is slashing .385/.403/.677 (1.080 OPS) with 10 XBH, nine RBI and 10 runs scored.
  • Marte’s nine career Postseason RBI are tied for fourth-most all-time in D-Backs Postseason
    history trailing Steve Finley (14), Luis González (12) and Paul Goldschmidt (11).


  • Philadelphia will be playing in its first-ever Game 7 in any Postseason series tomorrow night.
  • Arizona will be playing in its second Game 7 in team history tomorrow night…they played a Game 7 in the 2001 World Series (November 4, 2001) vs. the Yankees and won that game, 3-2.
  • The Phillies will be playing in their fourth winner-take-all Postseason game in team history and first since Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS vs. St. Louis, a game the Phils lost 1-0…overall, Philadelphia is 1-2 in its previous three winner-take-all Postseason contests.
  • The Diamondbacks will be playing in their fifth winner-take-all Postseason game and first since the 2017 Wild Card Game vs. Colorado, a game they won 11-8…Arizona is 3-1 in winner-take-all games during Postseason play.


  • Suffered their first loss here at home this Postseason…they had been 6-0 here at CBP this Postseason prior to tonight’s game.
  • Tonight’s loss also snapped Philadelphia’s 11-game Postseason winning streak here at home vs. NL opponents dating to the start of last Postseason…the Phillies last loss vs. an NL opponent here in the Postseason was a loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS on October 7, 2011.
  • Suffered their first loss in a potential clinch game under Rob Thomson tonight…they’d previously been 5-0 Overall, Philadelphia drops to 15-5 in potential clinch games (6-2 here in this park in such games since it opened) with tonight’s defeat.
  • Was out-homered by Arizona tonight 2-0…it’s the second time this Postseason (first time at home) that the Phillies were out-homered in a game…they’ve now lost both of those games (also Game 2 of NLDS vs. Atlanta).
  • Stolen his fifth base of this Postseason with his steal of second base in the 3rd inning…his five stolen bases are now most by a Phillie in a single Postseason in team history.
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