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October 29, 2009 [LINK / comment]
Yankees even series vs. Phils
After last night's embarrassing 6-1 loss to the Phillies, the Yankees were in desperate need of a win this evening. Thanks to some clutch homers by Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui, they managed to recover just in time. The Yankees' starting pitcher A.J. Burnett got his first career postseason win, while Pedro Martinez pitched well, but without enough run support. Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano remain in a slump, going hitless again. There were a couple bad calls by umpires in the late innings, but they affected each team, so it's hard to argue that it would have changed the game one way or another. Final score: 3-1. Anxious Yankee fans breathed a big sigh of relief, as the World Series is now evened up, 1-1.
After yet another pointless day of rest tomorrow, the World Series switches to Philadelphia on Saturday night. You can make that trip in only a couple hours via Amtrak.
Nix on sex for tix
Speaking of desperate, a Susan Finkelstein, of Philadelphia, was seeking tickets to the World Series, and allegedly offered intimate services in exchange for them. She has been charged with prostitution, which she denies. See foxnews.com. If fans are so desperate, perhaps they need to expand the seating capacity of Citizens Bank Park.
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