Two homers lift the Yankees past the Phillies to even the series

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday Oct. 29, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui shook the New York Yankees from their lumber slumber and sent the World Series to Philadelphia all tied up.

Teixeira and Matsui hit solo homers off familiar foe Pedro Martinez, backing a sharp performance by A.J. Burnett and giving the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Phillies in Game 2 on Thursday night.

A night after getting held to a lone unearned run by Cliff Lee, the Yankees bounced back with their bats. Burnett did his part with seven impressive innings, and Mariano Rivera got Game 1 star Chase Utley to ground into a double play with two on to end the eighth.

After a day off, Game 3 will be at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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