Oct 22, 2010 1:22 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Roy Halladay outdueled Tim Lincecum in a rematch of aces, keeping Philadelphia alive with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night that pulled the Phillies within 3-2 in the NL championship series.
Jayson Werth homered for an insurance run in the ninth, Placido Polanco hit an RBI single and the two-time reigning NL champions forced a Game 6 back home in Citizens Bank Park on Saturday and another cross-country trip.
Shane Victorino drove in the first of two runs that scored on Aubrey Huff's third-inning fielding error.
San Francisco put its celebration on hold. The Giants now must win once in two tries at Philly for the franchise's fourth pennant since moving West in 1958.
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