Yankees-Phillies: New York Takes 2-1 World Series Lead in Philly

Posted: 31st October 2009 by Ash Marshall in MLB
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Alex Rodriguez broke out of his World Series slump with a two-run home run, and Andy Pettitte picked up his 17th career playoff win as the Yankees won Game Three in Philadelphia.á After a 75-minute rain delay, New York rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Phillies 8-5, powered by a trio of home runs and sharp relief pitching to take a 2-1 series lead.á
Rodriguez, Nick Swisher and Hideki Matsui went deep for Joe Girardi's side and Phillies' slugger Ryan Howard continued his World Series misery with three more strikeouts in an 0-for-4 performance.
The victory puts New York in a nice spot, with CC Sabathia set to go on three days' rest in Game Four Sunday night and the Phillies unwilling to start Cliff Lee in the same situation.á
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