Starting pitcher Cliff Lee gave the Phillies seven strong innings and second baseman Chase Utley slugged two home runs as Philadelphia beat the New York Yankees 8-6, cutting the Yanks World Series advantage to 3-2.
Yankee starter AJ Burnett, working on short rest, couldn't get past the third inning, and gave up six runs on six hits, walked four, and hit Phils centerfielder Shane Victorino. Yankee reliever Phil Coke gave up solo homers to Utley and Raul Ibanez in the seventh to account for the rest of the Phillies scoring.
Utley now has five World Series home runs in 2009, tying him with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson who hit five for the Yankees in the 1977 series against the LA Dodgers.
The 2009 World Series returns to Yankee Stadium in The Bronx for Game Six on Wednesday night.
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