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Phillies streaker badly loses World Series battle with outfield wall

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A World Series streaker failed miserably at his escape plan during Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.

The fan, who was wearing a Chase Utley Phillies jersey, ran onto the field as the Astros led the Phillies 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning.

After making a run through the outfield, with security in tow, the streaker attempted to scale the left-field wall. When the invader failed to clear the fence, he fell right into two security staffers that tackled him to the ground.

Two Philadelphia police officers ran to the scene and the fan was escorted off the field with his hands behind his back.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan called the streaker “an idiot,” and said that the fan was not tased during the incident.

Meanwhile, fans at the ballpark began chanting “a–hole,” as the incident took place during a crucial inning for the Phillies.

Jose Alvarado, who allowed two runs in Game 4, had to reset himself before pitching to Alex Bregman to try and keep the Phillies’ deficit at 2-1.

A fans runs onto the field and is tackled by security at Citizens Bank Park during Game 5 of the World Series between the Phillies and Astros on Nov. 3, 2022.
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A fans runs onto the field and is tackled by security at Citizens Bank Park during Game 5 of the World Series between the Phillies and Astros on Nov. 3, 2022.
A fans runs onto the field and is tackled by security at Citizens Bank Park during Game 5 of the World Series between the Phillies and Astros on Nov. 3, 2022.
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The Astros, fueled by pitching depth and defense, defeated the Phillies 3-2 in Game 5, after pitching a no-hitter in Game 4 in Philadelphia.

Game 6 is scheduled for Saturday in Houston, with the Astros up 3-2 in the series now and one win away from taking the World Series.

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