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Harper becomes 1st Phillies player to steal home in playoffs

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Bryce Harper made Philadelphia Phillies history during Saturday's Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, and he did it with his legs instead of his bat.

Harper scored on a double steal in the first inning, colliding with Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Gabriel Moreno to earn the run.

"(Third base coach) Dusty (Wathan) just told me be aggressive," Harper said, according to ASAP Sports. "We're going to be aggressive right here. Bryson (Stott) had the green light. He went, and i just tried to make the best decision to get there and make it happen to score that run."

Harper's steal of home is the first in Phillies postseason history, according to's Sarah Langs.

The swipe is also the 22nd steal of home in playoff history and the ninth in the postseason during the divisional era.

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena was the last player to swipe home in the playoffs, completing the feat in Game 1 of the American League Division Series in 2021.

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