Cliff Lee wasn’t quite as impressive last night as game one, but he still pitched a great game. He gave up a couple of hits and a run in the top of the first, but the Phillies came back with three in the bottom of the inning, the topper being Utley’s fourth home run of the series. Lee gave up a few more hits and a couple of walks before leaving in the eighth inning. He was eventually charged with five runs.
Utley got his fifth homer of the series to tie Reggie Jackson for the most, five, in the World Series. He still has one game, possibly two, to break that.
The Philles had a small problem in the ninth with runners on first and third with no outs, but got Jeter to hit into a double play that gave up the Yankees fifth run. But they closed out the game with a strike out of Teixeira after another Damon hit.
The Yankees lead the Series 3-2 with the next game Wednesday in New York. Pedro Martinez and Andy Pettite are set to pitch.