Yankees tie series at one game each

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui touched Pedro Martinez for solo home runs and the New York Yankees evened the World Series at one game apiece with a 3-1 victory over the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Teixeira connected in the fourth inning. Matsui put the Yanks ahead with a two-out homer in the sixth.

A.J. Burnett was sharp on the mound for the Yankees. He allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings before giving way to Mariano Rivera.

The Phils threatened in the eighth with runners on first and second and one out and Rivera facing Chase Utley, who homered twice in the Phillies' game 1 victory. But Rivera got Utley to slap into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.

The 38-year-old Martinez took the loss to the delight of the Yankee Stadium faithful, who booed lustily when he was taken out in the seventh inning. Martinez allowed two runs on six hits and struck out eight in his six-plus innings.

Rivera got the six-out save, striking out Matt Stairs for the final out with a runner on second.

The Series has a travel day before it shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3 Saturday night. Andy Pettitte goes for the Yanks against Cole Hamels in Game 3.

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

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