á With swagger in his step, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins made the on-field interview rounds following his walk-off double in Game Four of the NLCS. That familiar confidence seems to never leave the 2007 NL MVPùthe pivotal hit that plated two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers explains why. With that hit, the Phillies defeated the Dodgers 5-4 and lead the NLCS three games to one. Rollins and theáPhillies became the third team in history that won a game with an extra-base hit when they were one out away from the lossùfor once, it was the Dodgers on the losing end of the game. The only other two teams to do it were the 1988 Dodgers (Kirk Gibson hit a home run off of Oakland AÆs Dennis Eckersley in Game One of the World Series) and the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (Cookie Lava ...
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