Phillies hold slight edge heading home

Awaiting offensive explosions from Howard and A-Rod as World Series shifts to Philly

Originally Published: October 30, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The score was only 1-0 Phillies when A.J. Burnett took the mound in the fourth inning of Game 2 at Yankee Stadium, but the weight of increasingly difficult circumstances -- the depressing prospect of facing an 0-2 hole after two home games, playing an opponent every bit as tough and even more championship-tested -- began to suffocate the Yankees and their partisans.

Pedro Martinez was dominating the Yankees, as Cliff Lee had done the night before, and the anxiety that ...

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