With Johnny Damon down 1-2 in the count against Brad Lidge with two outs in the ninth, things were beginning to look very iffy for the Yankees' chances of winning their 27th World Series. After Joba Chamberlain surrendered a game-tying home run to Pedro Feliz in the bottom of the eighth, the Phillies carried all the momentum into the ninth. With Philadelphia's ace, Cliff Lee, scheduled to start Game 5 on Monday against A.J. Burnett on just three days' rest, a win on Sunday would've put the National League champs in control of this series. But Damon, who had already doubled and picked up an RBI single, fouled off three more pitches and worked the count full before lacing a base hit to left on the ninth pitch of the at-bat. With Mark Teixeira up next, Damon took advantage of the defensive sh ...
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