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A Good Day For Phillies Fans


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - One win down, ten more to go! The Phillies beat the Cardinals 11-6 in game one of their National League Division Series.

Eyewitness News' Jericka Duncan caught up with fans who are still experiencing playoff fever this morning.

At Oregon Diner in South Philadelphia Angelo Montone gives his analysis of the game.

He says, in order for the Phillies to make it to the World Series, they have to play good defense and continue their good pitching.

"Get the timely hits when we need them, when we have people at second and third," says Montone. "They'll be ok, they can beat anybody at this point."

Teachers Lucille Sisti of Drexel Hill and Diana Regan of Rittenhouse say they didn't see the whole game, but they saw enough to know the Phillies have a good chance of going all the way.

"I thought the game was amazing," says Sisti, who was most impressed by the Phillies comeback in the sixth inning.

"They have a wonderful pitching team, they got to do it this year," says Regan.

Shortly after last night's game, several fans left Citizens Bank Park the same way they came in; happy and thrilled to be a Phillies fan. "I am so excited," said Sarah Gougher. "This has been our first game this season when we actually came here and saw them win!"

KYW Newsradio's Cherri Gregg reports, the fans at the Field House Sports Bar in Center City last night were beyond happy.

"Great win!"

"I knew we were going to kick these Cardinals' butt!"

"The Phillies are the only team in Philadelphia that actually wins something!"

But, fans were on an emotional roller coaster throughout the game.

Jennifer, who has been a Phils fan since she was eight-years-old, says, "I've been biting my nails. (I'm) a little nervous."

She refused to jinx the game, but in the end, she and the rest of the fans were hyped and looking forward to a win in game two.

The Phillies lead the series 1-0. They take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:07 at Citizens Bank Park.

Reported by Jericka Duncan, CBS3 Eyewitness News; Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio 1060

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