The New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 and leveled the best of 7 set of the World Series to 1-1.
The reigning World Series champions were no match for the Yankees’ pitcher, A.J. Burnett, on Thursday night at the new Yankees’ stadium in the Bronx. Burnett stopped the top 4 Phillies’ hitters, who went 0-for-10 against him. Burnett struck out nine batters and only allowed 4 hits in seven innings, making this his best pitching game of the post season. This was also his first ever World Series appearance.
Mark Teixiera blasted a solo homer in the fourth inning off a high change up by Pedro Martinez to even the score 1-1. Hideki Matsui hit his 8th US career playoff homer to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning.
Unfortunately for the second night in a row, Yankees playoff star Alex Rodriguez had three strike outs, continuing his World Series slump to 0-for-8.
Starting today, the series shifts to Philadelphia for games three through five where Cole Hamels is set to face Andy Pettitte. In 40 World Series appearances the New York Yankees have won 26 titles, which is twice as many as the Philadelphia Phillies.
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