Benches warned after A-Rod hit again
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees were warned about throwing inside after New York's Alex Rodriguez was hit in the back by Joe Blanton in the first inning of Game 4 -- tying the World Series record by getting hit for the third time.
Rodriguez, hit by Cole Hamels and Chad Durbin in Game 3, came up with a runner at third and the Yankees already ahead 1-0 Sunday night. He was hit with the first pitch, stood near the plate with hands on hips and stared at the Yankees dugout.
Umpires met near the mound, plate umpire Mike Everitt signaled the warning and the crowd started chanting, "You used steroids!"
Jorge Posada followed with a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead.
The only other player hit three times in one World Series was Pittsburgh's Max Carey in 1925.
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