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|Utley's Tear Keeps Phillies Alive Against New York
|PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chase Utley tied a World Series home run record while helping the Philadelphia Phillies send the Fall Classic back to the Bronx.
Utley homered twice as the Phillies clobbered the New York Yankees 8-6 Monday night to force a Game 6. The second baseman joins Reggie Jackson as the only players to hit five home runs in a single World Series. Jackson needed six games to do it for the 1977 Yanks against the Dodgers, going deep on his final three swings.
Utley put the Phils ahead to stay with a three-run blast in the bottom of the first after Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez laced an RBI double. Utley added a seventh-inning solo shot, three batters before Raul Ibanez went deep.
Utley also scored while the Phillies were chasing losing pitcher A.J. Burnett during a three-run third. Burnett was lifted following consecutive RBI singles by Jayson Werth and Ibanez.
Cliff Lee has both of Philly's World Series wins after allowing five runs over seven-plus innings. Lee tossed a six-hitter in beating the Bombers 6-1 in the opener.
Burnett was charged with six runs and five hits over two-plus innings.
Ryan Madson allowed a ninth-inning run before claiming the save.
Rodriguez had three RBIs for the Yankees, who host Game 6 Wednesday.
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