Thursday, October 29, 2009

Phils Beat Yankees 6-1, Take A 1-0 Lead in World Series

Cliff Lee was practically unhittable and Chase Utley blasted two home runs as the Philadelphia Phillies won the first game of the 2009 World Series 6-1 over the New York Yankees.

Lee was masterful, pitching a complete game and shutting out the Yanks until the 9th inning on only six hits, three by Derek Jeter. He also made a behind the back catch on a grounder, and another on a pop up that was so relaxed he looked like The Fonz....just too cool to break a sweat.

Utley hit solo homers in the third and sixth innings off Yankee starter CC Sabathia, who gave up two runs on four hits in seven innings of work. The Yankee bullpen wasn't effective, giving up two runs in both the 8th and 9th innings. Phil Hughes walked two in the 8th who eventually came around to score. In the ninth, Brian Bruney was belted for 3 hits and two runs before giving way to Phil Coke.

More on the game and a recap from ESPN.com.

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