Yankees are playing Series spoilers
New York is turning a potential classic into a ho-hum romp toward a 27th title
PHILADELPHIA -- What if I told you the New York Yankees are ruining this World Series?What if I said that Andy Pettitte has as many hits as Mark Teixeira? Or that CC Sabathia has as many pitching wins as George Steinbrenner? And yet, incredibly, the Yankees can close out this thing with a win Monday night. They can make the Philadelphia Phillies the ex-world champions. They can do what few, if any, people predicted: beat the Phillies in phive.
WORLD SERIES: PHILLIES VS. YANKEES
Complete coverage of the Phillies-Yankees matchup. More
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- LeBron gets standing ovation in Miami return
- Kobe misses 2nd game in row, cites 'old age'
- Westbrook lifts Durant-less OKC past Spurs
- Wall, Wizards race past struggling Knicks
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
WORLD SERIES GAME 4: YANKEES 7, PHILLIES 4
The Yankees stand one win away from their 27th title after Alex Rodriguez sparked a three-run ninth to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over Philly. World Series page »