Schwarber HR, Segura, Phillies top Padres 4-2, lead NLCS 2-1

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    Jean Segura muffed a soft relay toss at second base on a play he made ''3,000 times'' over his baseball career. The Phillies second baseman even got picked off first, yes, in the same inning as his fielding miscue.

    He heard a few boos, but it's Philly. Segura shook it off during Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Friday night because he's played in scarier environments.

    ''It's just the way we handle the pressure in Dominican Republic. Even when we play winter ball, we've got guys in the stands, hey, when you get out, we're going to kill you,'' he said. ''We're going to do something bad to you. It's just the way we play the game out there.''

    Segura simply had to survive an error and mental miscue - and no threats of violence - and also thrived in the chaos with a Gold Glove-worthy dive to save one hit and added a clutch knock of his own - one that moved Philadelphia a win closer to the World Series.

    Kyle Schwarber led off with his latest scintillating home run, Segura atoned for a run-scoring error with a go-ahead single and the Phillies edged the San Diego Padres 4-2, giving them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.


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