New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 3-1

A.J. Burnett has done his best all season to control his emotions on the mound, trying to stay within himself.

Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, in the first World Series start of his career, he took a new approach.

Burnett attacked the Phillies from the first pitch, leading the Yankees to a 3-1 win in Game 2 of the Fall Classic, evening the best-of-seven Series at one game apiece. Burnett tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks and striki...

The self-proclaimed most influential person to ever to perform at Yankee Stadium turned in a solid performance in Game 2 of the World Series, despite battling an illness and feeling winded throughout his outing. Pedro Martinez even had enough energy to chide a Yankees fan about being a good father.

"It's a new Yankee Stadium, but the fans remain the fans," Martinez said after being charged with three runs in six-plus innings and suffering the defeat in the Yankees' 3-1 ...

Ryan Howard called A.J. Burnett's curveball "nasty" Thursday night, a pitch that the Yankees righthander mixed often enough with his fastball to keep the Phillies off balance and flustered all night.

No batter more so than Howard, who left the Bronx with a golden sombrero as his parting gift, after striking out all three times against Burnett and once against Mariano Rivera as the Phillies lost, 3-1, letting the Yankees even the World Series at a game apiece.

"You've...