The defending world series champion Phillies got off to a slow start, but a four run sixth inning against Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang and reliever Brian Bruney has put them ahead, possibly for good. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Phillies lead it 8-2.
Wang had a 2-1 lead after five innings, but left trailing 3-2. Bruney then allowed a 2-run home run to Matt Stairs to give the Phils a 5-2 advantage.
Dan Giese, battling for the long man spot, has gotten roughed up in the seventh. He's allowed three runs, including a home run by former Yankee Miguel Cairo.
UPDATE - 4:18 PM
It's a final- Phillies 8 Yankees 3
John Rodriguez brought home the Yankees final run in the ninth inning with a pinch-hit RBI single.