Hideki Matsui’s sixth-inning home run off old pal Pedro Martinez held up as the winning run as the New York Yankees pulled even in the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees overcame an early 1-0 deficit on solo shots by Mark Teixeira and Matsui, with Jorge Posada adding an RBI single in the seventh.
Martinez, well known to the Yankees after years with the rival Boston Red Sox and crosstown Mets, was charged with all three runs, striking out eight in six-plus innings. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1 and moves to Philadelphia for Game 3, scheduled for Saturday night.
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