Path to the NLCS: The Phillies (101-61) won the NL East by nine games. The Reds (102-60) won the NL West by 10 games.
The Big Red Machine extended its dynasty with another dominant performance in the '76 NLCS, needing just three games to take care of the Phillies.
It was a three-run ninth inning that sealed the comeback victory for Cincinnati in Game 3, with George Foster and Johnny Bench hitting back-to-back homers to lead off the inning and Ken Griffey singling in the winning run with one out.
Jay Johnstone led the Phillies with seven hits (he was 7-for-9 in three games), while Foster and Tony Perez each drove in four on the series for Cincinnati.