Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
An improbable run by the Philadelphia Phillies has pulled them within three games of the second NL wild card after being on pace to miss the playoffs just a few months ago. Helped by a favorable schedule, the Phillies will face a third straight division cellar dweller as they open a four-game series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night. After looking like it was out of postseason contention with a 37-51 record July 13, Philadelphia (72-71) has made an amazing comeback. Led by their pitching staff, the Phillies have won a season-high seven straight and 15 of 19. Philadelphia moved within three games of St. Louis for the second wild-card spot with a 3-1 win over Miami on Wednesday to complete the three-game sweep. Cliff Lee gave up one unearned run over seven innings and Jimmy Rollins hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh. Rollins' homer was his second in as many games. He's batting .324 (24 for 74) with five homers and 15 RBIs his last 19 games to raise his ave...
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