If Mark Teixeira doesnÆt beat you, then Alex Rodriguez will. If Alex Rodriguez doesnÆt beat you, then Jorge Posada will. And if Teixeira, Rodriguez, and Posada donÆt beat you, then Hideki Matsui will. Playing in perhaps his final game as a New York Yankee, Matsui went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a single, and six RBI, as the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 to win their 27th championship. Matsui did the majority of his damage against PhilliesÆ starter Pedro Martinez, who didnÆt have much last night. Martinez, who was pitching on five days rest, which was short rest for him, really couldnÆt get going. In the second inning, after walking Rodriguez to lead off the inning, Martinez missed his spot by at least four inches to Matsui on a 3-2 pitch and Matsui promptly ...
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