ARod's HR Leads Yankees To Comeback Win Over Phillies

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Alex Rodriguez wound up with a home run after the first instant replay review in World Series history, and the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 on Saturday night for a 2-1 edge.

Rodriguez homered to start a big comeback and those powerful Yankees bats finally broke loose, backing Andy Pettitte.

Nick Swisher and pinch-hitter Hideki Matsui also homered for the Yankees. Jayson Werth connected twice and Carlos Ruiz had one homer for the defending champion Phillies.

Rodriguez's shot in the fourth inning was originally called a double. It was his first hit in the Series, and became a two-run homer after umpires reversed the call and correctly ruled it hit a camera above the right-field wall.

Game 4 is Sunday night.


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