New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 7-4

PHILADELPHIA - The Yankees' chase for No. 27 is nearly complete.

Alex Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning Sunday night, doubling in Johnny Damon to lift the Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Phillies in Game4.

"There's no question I've never had a bigger hit," A-Rod said.

The victory put the Yankees up three games to one, leaving them on the verge of their first World Series title since 2000, one they can wrap up with a win tonight at Ci...

PHILADELPHIA - If A.J. Burnett wanted to see how it's done on three days' rest, watching CC Sabathia methodically work his way through the Phillies' lineup Sunday night was the perfect setup for Monday's potential World Series clincher.

Sabathia wasn't as dominant as he'd been in his previous turn on short rest in Game 4 of the ALCS, but the ace lefthander was more than good enough in lasting into the seventh inning with a one-run lead before the dramatic final turns of...

PHILADELPHIA - Moments after serving up a game-tying home run to Phillies third baseman Pedro Feliz, Joba Chamberlain looked to his teammates in the dugout, needing a jolt of reassurance.

"I just said, 'Pick me up,'" Chamberlain said after the Yankees rallied for a 7-4 win in Sunday night's Game 4 of the World Series.

Chamberlain entered the game to start the eighth inning with the Bombers protecting a 4-3 lead and immediately used his fastball to attack two of the P...

PHILADELPHIA - Brad Lidge bounced back from an abysmal regular season to pitch superbly in the first two rounds of the playoffs. It filled the Phillies with hope that with their closer back in form, their bullpen would get the job done.

It turned out to be a big tease.

Philadelphia, listless most of the night, came to life in the bottom of the eighth Sunday night, tying the score on Pedro Feliz's home run.

Lidge was summoned in the top of the ninth, and that's whe...

PHILADELPHIA - Shortstop Jimmy Rollins might have to revise his prediction one more time. Phillies in seven, anyone?

Philadelphia, which had not trailed in any series the last two postseasons until falling behind against the Yankees, now finds itself in a three-games-to-one hole after the Yankees scored three runs in the ninth inning against closer Brad Lidge Sunday night and posted a 7-4 win in Game 4 of the World Series.

"We'll get them back one at a time," insiste...

PHILADELPHIA - This is Alex Rodriguez's October, and now November, too. Yet even while A-Rod came up with the game-winner Sunday night, this was really the night that signing Johnny Damon away from the Red Sox all those years ago finally paid off for the Yankees.

Tell the truth, what are you going to remember most from this 7-4 victory over the Phillies that pushes the Yankees to the doorstep of a championship?

You can make a case for A-Rod's clutch hit, but how many...