Phillies end NL series wait
Philapdelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee Brewers to set up Dodgers date.
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2008 22:21 GMT

Burrell jogs in a three-run homer as Brewers pitcher Suppan rubs up a new ball [GALLO/GETTY]
Philadelphia Phillies won their first trip to the National League championship series in 15 years when they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 in game four of their division series.

The Phillies will face the Los Angeles Dodgers for US baseball's National League championship beginning on Thursday in Philadelphia.

Dodgers had swept the Chicago Cubs on Saturday to help set up the best-of-seven championship series.

Pat Burrell homered twice, including a three-run hit in a four-run third inning, to power the visiting Phillies on Sunday.

He also homered in the eighth inning.

Special feeling

"For us to get to the point where we are going to have a chance to move on in this post-season is a special feeling," the veteran Burrell said.

The Phillies' outfielder had three hits and drove in four runs in the deciding game.

His three-run homer off Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan staked Philadelphia to a 4-0 lead and Jayson Werth added a solo home run later in the inning.

"It was just a fastball," Burrell said of his highlight homer.

"I was able to get a good swing on it and give us a big lead."

Power show

Jimmy Rollins started the Philadelphia power show with a leadoff homer in the first inning.

"We had some momentum, but it was important for us to come out a get a lead," Burrell said of the Phillies, who had won the first two games in Philadelphia before losing to the Brewers in Milwaukee on Saturday.

"Jimmy Rollins set up the game with a home run. That really set the tone for us."

Joe Blanton pitched six effective innings for the Phillies, limiting the Brewers to one run and five hits while striking out seven.

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