Yankees take 3-1 series lead in World Series

(AP) - The New York Yankees are one victory awayfrom winning their 27th World Series. The Yanks rallied with three runs after two were out in theninth inning to beat Philadelphia 7-4 and take a 3-1 Series

News 12 Staff

Nov 2, 2009, 7:46 PM

Updated 5,310 days ago

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Yankees take 3-1 series lead in World Series
(AP) - The New York Yankees are one victory awayfrom winning their 27th World Series. The Yanks rallied with three runs after two were out in theninth inning to beat Philadelphia 7-4 and take a 3-1 Series lead. Alex Rodriguez delivered a run-scoring double to drive in thego-ahead run for the Yankees. Johnny Damon started the two-out rallywith a walk off Phils reliever Brad Lidge. With the Philliesinfield in an overshift, Damon stole second base and raced to thirdwhen nobody was covering. A-Rod's hit easily scored Damon fromthird. Jorge Posada added two insurance runs with a single. The Yanks got a gutty pitching performance from their ace CCSabathia pitching on three days' rest. Sabathiaallowed three runs on seven hits, striking out six in his six andtwo-thirds innings. Joba Chamberlain was the winning pitcher despitegiving up a tying home run to Pedro Feliz in the eighthinning. Mariano Rivera closed out the Phillies in a one-two-three ninthfor his fifth save of this postseason.


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