Yanks take Game Three thanks to bats, bullpenBy
Our full recap will be up a little later, but for now this will have to hold you over.
Andy Pettitte wasn’t sharp early on, giving up three runs before recording six outs, but he helped himself out with a game tying RBI single while the rest of the lineup went to work against the Phillies’ pitching staff. A-Rod reached base four times, including a two-run homer, Nick Swisher doubled and homered, and Hideki Matsui even chipped in a pinch hit jack.
Pettitte battled through six, Joba Chamberlain and Damaso Marte worked flawless 7th and 8th innings, then Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera took care of business in the 9th. Game Four is later today, CC Sabathia on short rest vs. Joe Blanton.