NEW YORK-The Yankees scored first, but the Phillies reeled off eight unanswered runs and hung on to win Game 5 of the 2009 World Series Monday night 8-6.
In an echo of the ninth inning of Sunday's game, Johnny Damon singled in the first inning and Alex Rodriguez doubled him home to put the visitors on the board.
But Chase Utley homered with two on in the bottom of the inning to give the Phillies a three-run lead.
Utley scored one of the Phils' three runs in the third, and hit a solo homer in the seventh, making him the star of the game and putting him in position to set some post-season home run records. Utley hit two homers to pace the Phillies in their Game 1 victory.
In Game 1, Cliff Lee tamed the Yankee bats, and he did so again on Monday until the eighth, when another Rodriguez double batted in two runs. A sacrifice fly given up by reliever Chan Ho Park after Lee left meant five runs were charged against Lee, but he still picked up the victory. Lee owns the Phillies two victories so far.
Yankees starter A.J. Burnett was rocked for six runs in only two-plus innings of work, but relief pitcher Phil Coke gave up the second Utley homer and another to Raul Ibanez, with those two runs accounting for the final margin.
The Yankees, as they have consistently in the post-season, put together another late-inning rally with three runs in the eighth and another in the ninth. But the run-scoring play in the ninth was actually a double-play ground ball by Derek Jeter, and reliever Ryan Madson got Mark Texeira to strike out swinging to seal the win for the Phillies.
Game 6 will be Wednesday at 7:57 p.m. EST in Yankees Stadium.