Oct 12, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies celebrate the series victory against the Atlanta Braves following game four of the NLDS for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Phillies reached the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row on Thursday after beating the Atlanta Braves 3-1 in their National League Division Series.

Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos made MLB history by becoming the first man to hit two home runs in back-to-back postseason games, guiding his team to a 3-1 win on the night.

“Whenever you see that many people giving you an acknowledgment in a positive favor, there’s not really a lot of words that are going to be able to capture that feeling,” Castellanos said of the Phillies fans, according to the Washington Post. “But it’s special.”

After winning 104 regular season games, the most of any Major League Baseball team this season, the Braves were the heavy favorites heading into the series.

But while the Phillies stepped up to the occasion, the Braves wilted under the pressure of their favorite tag and will now likely be sick of the sight of Thursday’s opponents after another loss at this stage.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 12: Nick Castellanos #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Four of the Division Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 12, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The Phillies will now be favorites when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Championship Series, which begins on Monday, as the team looks to reach the World Series for the second straight year.

“We’ve got a good group, man,” shortstop Trea Turner said, per Washington Post. “I think that’s the only way to put it. Someone messes up, so what? We can fix it. We can overcome it.”