Shades of the 2004 ALCS?

Yankees are still in command, but this World Series suddenly has a different feel

Originally Published: November 3, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The Yankees are still in control of this World Series. Despite the Phillies' rousing revival in Game 5, the stakes, at least ostensibly, have not changed: Philadelphia cannot lose another game this season. New York needs to win one of the year's final two games, both to be played on their home field, where they won a league-best 57 games this year and are 6-1 in the postseason.

But the first leg of manager Joe Girardi's all-in gambit to win the championship with only three starting ...

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