World Champions

Yankees Beat Phillies to Win World Series

The Bronx erupted in cheers and the strains of “We Are the Champions” late Wednesday night as Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees shut down the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 for the team's 27th World Series title. Phillies starter Pedro Martinez was ineffective in his second start of the Series, pitching to thunderous chants of “Who’s Your Daddy?” Andy Pettitte picked up the win for the Yankees, Hideki Matsui had six RBI, and Joe Girardi picked up his first title as manager, a year after the team failed to make the playoffs.