Roy Halladay, Phillies keep on going

Ace fights through injury, two-time defending NL champs fight odds to stay alive

Updated: October 22, 2010, 10:16 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- They'd been hanging out together, playing baseball together, for eight long months, dreaming those World Series dreams. But on a drizzly Thursday night in October, it was no longer a time for dreaming for the two-time defending National League champs.

For the Phillies, down to their last nine innings of postseason breath, it was a time only for surviving. Somehow. Anyhow.

It was all about trying to survive to play one more game. And then another. And another.

To ...

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