Phillies hold off Cardinals 2-0 to sweep NL wild-card series

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    The Phillies wasted no time taking their raucous celebration from the infield at Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals had trudged off to mourn the end of an era, into the visiting clubhouse, where the champagne flowed freely and Calum Scott's ''Dancing On My Own'' pounded through the speakers.

    After more than a decade in baseball's wilderness, Philadelphia had finally won another postseason series.

    It took Aaron Nola pitching four-hit ball into the seventh inning, an early home run from Bryce Harper and some gutsy performances out of the bullpen. But when Zach Eflin retired Tommy Edman to leave the tying run on base, the Phillies had squeezed out a 2-0 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night for a sweep of their National League wild-card series.

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