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Yankees win 3-1 to tie Series

The Yankees scored only four runs in their first two home games in the World Series but came away with a 1-1 tie thanks to the work done by A.J. Burnett and Mariano Rivera tonight.

They allowed only six hits and struck out 11. The series shifts to Philadelphia on Saturday.

Expect more examination of the umpires after a controversial call in the seventh inning that was ruled a double play. With two runners on, Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard appeared to trap a low liner off the bat of Johnny Damon. He certainly seemed to think so as he threw to second.


But the umpires ruled that Howard caught the ball and that the runner on first, Jorge Posada, was tagged out at second.

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