World Series: Yankees vs. Phillies (Game 5)

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Tonight, baseball betting enthusiasts may have their last chance to boost their bankrolls when the New York Yankees try to close out the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 5 of the 2009 World Series.

However, the Phillies are used to playing do-or-die matches. Their comebacks to catch the Mets in the NL East in 2007 and 2008 were full of purported must-wins.

Last night, New York scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat Charlie Manuel’s side 7-4 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven clash.

If the Bronx Bombers win (with all of the momentum in their favor), they will take home their 27th championship title.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has announced that A.J. Burnett will start this evening against Cliff Lee. If he continues that pattern, Andy Pettitte will pitch Game 6 if necessary and CC Sabathia will pitch Game 7 if needed.

UPDATE: We’re headed back to the Bronx! Phillies won, 8-6, and cut the series to 3-2. Full results here.