Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yanks Even Series Behind Burnett and Rivera, 3-1

The New York Yankees won the second game of the 2009 World Series behind the strong pitching of starter AJ Burnett beating the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1, with Mariano Rivera coming in to pitch scoreless 8th and 9th innings. Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui hit solo home runs 4th and 6th innings respectively after trailing the Phils 1-0 to that point. Pinch hitter Jorge Posada tacked on another run in the 7th, driving in Jerry Hairston, who was starting in rightfield in place of Nick Swisher, with a single.

Burnett and Phillie starter Pedro Martinez dueled into the 7th when Pedro was pulled by Phils manager Charlie Manuel for Chan Ho Park.

Burnett was great, pitching 7 innings, giving up one run on only four hits with nine strikeouts and only two walks.

The evened up Series moves to Philadelphia on Saturday night for Game Three, with Andy Pettitte starting for New York, and Cole Hamels for the Phils.

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