NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui shook the New
York Yankees from their lumber slumber and sent the World Series to
Philadelphia all tied up.

Teixeira and Matsui hit solo homers off
familiar foe Pedro Martinez, backing a sharp performance by A.J.
Burnett and giving the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia
Phillies in Game 2 on Thursday night.

A night after getting
stopped by Cliff Lee in the opener 6-1, the Yanks bounced back from an
early deficit and won in the Series for the first time since taking a
2-1 lead against Florida in 2003.

After a day off, Game 3 will be at Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Light-hitting
Matt Stairs put the Phillies on top with an RBI single in the second.
Burnett then used a biting curveball to keep Philadelphia from
advancing another runner past second base against him.

Teixeira,
in an 8-for-44 (.182) postseason slump, tied the score when he led off
the fourth with a drive into the Yankees bullpen in right field. Matsui
then put New York ahead with two outs in the sixth, reaching down for a
curveball below his knees and driving it a few rows into the seats in
right.

Burnett got his first win following three postseason
no-decisions for the Yankees, allowing four hits in seven innings and
retiring his last eight batters. He struck out nine, — including Ryan
Howard three times — and started his first 11 hitters with strikes,
nine of them looking. Burnett kept his control, walking two, one of
them intentional.

Mariano Rivera got six outs for his 38th
postseason save, his 10th in World Series play. After the Phillies put
two on with one out in the eighth, Game 1 star Chase Utley grounded
into an inning-ending double play. He fanned Howard looking starting
the ninth — the Philadelphia slugger’s first four-strikeout game since
July 21 — then struck out Stairs with a runner at second to end it.

Philadelphia,
seeking to become the NL’s first repeat Series champion since the
1975-76 Reds, lost for just the fifth time in 22 postseason games. The
Phillies managed three runs in 14 innings off two starters, CC Sabathia
and Burnett.

New York won despite getting nothing from Alex
Rodriguez. After carrying the Yankees in the playoffs against the Twins
and Angels, he is 0 for 8 in his first Series appearance and struck out
three times for the second straight night.

When the Series
resumes, Cole Hamels starts Game 3 for the Phillies against Andy
Pettitte in an all-lefty matchup. Both teams will be making the trip
through New Jersey by train.

Twenty-eight of the 53 teams that
won Game 2 to tie the Series went on to win the title — but just one of
the last six, the 2002 Angels.

There was another umpiring
controversy. With two on and one out in the seventh, first base ump
Brian Gorman ruled Howard reached down, caught Johnny Damon’s liner and
turned a double play. A slow-motion replay appeared to show the first
baseman gloved the ball on a short hop.

The always entertaining
Martinez, pitching four days past his 38th birthday, was nearly as
effective as the 32-year-old Burnett, fooling the Yankees with breaking
pitches of 70-75 mph. In his first Series start since winning Game 3
for Boston five years ago, he allowed three runs and six hits in
six-plus innings, striking out eight and walking two.

There were
a few muted chants of “Who’s Your Daddy?” but nothing like the booming
taunts that serenaded Martinez when he came to New York in his final
weeks with Boston in 2004. That was after he famously said, “I just tip
my hat and call the Yankees my daddy” following a loss at Fenway Park.

After
singles by Jerry Hairston Jr. and Melky Cabrera put runners at the
corners and no outs in the seventh, Martinez came out, pointing at the
sky, tapping a fist on his heart and smiling at the crowd.

Jorge Posada pinch hit for Jose Molina and singled up the middle off Chan Ho Park for a 3-1 lead.

Several moves by Yankees manager Joe Girardi paid off.

Molina
made his fourth straight postseason start as Burnett’s personal catcher
and picked off Jayson Werth at first base after a leadoff single in the
fourth — the Phillies next-to-last baserunner off Burnett.

Hairston
made his first postseason start for the Yankees as the replacement for
Nick Swisher, batting just .114 (4 for 35) in the postseason. Hairston,
who hadn’t started in right field since July 21, had good numbers
against Martinez (10 for 27) but had not faced him since 2004.

Philadelphia
broke on top for the second straight game. Raul Ibanez blooped an
opposite-field double just on the left-field line with two outs in the
second. Stairs, who took over at designated hitter when Ibanez shifted
from DH to left in place of Ben Francisco, followed with a one-hop
single off the glove of Rodriguez at third. A-Rod could have come up
with the smash by Stairs, who had been in a 4-for-51 (.078) slide
dating to July 1.

Since June 25, Stairs’ only RBIs had been on a
solo home run against Pittsburgh on July 11 and a grand slam at
Washington on Sept. 10.

Ibanez made a diving catch on Robinson Cano with a runner at first in the second to prevent a possible RBI double.

NOTES:
Derek Jeter was presented the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to
a player who combines community service with excellence on the field.
… Utley walked in the second and has reached in a record 27
consecutive postseason games since going 0 for 4 in his debut in 2007.


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