Phillies take punch, then fight back

Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard and Philly offense turn early deficit into Game 1 rout

Updated: October 2, 2011, 3:24 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- This was their time.

A time they were built for. A time they've waited 12 interminable months for, since a 2010 postseason that forgot to follow the script they'd written for themselves.

Yes, this was their time, all right. For a Phillies team that was assembled for these moments, for these next four weeks, for these postseason baseball games that will define their legacy, this was it. This was October. It was here. Finally.

Where it's leading them, no one knows. ...

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