Teixeira, Matsui and Burnett Help Yanks Tie Series

Next game is in Philadelphia Saturday night

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    Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Jerry Hairston Jr. #17 after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Phillies.

    Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui shook the New York Yankees from their lumber slumber and sent the World Series to Philadelphia all tied up.

    Get full commentary and analysis of the game on NBCNewYork.com.

    Teixeira and Matsui hit solo homers off familiar foe Pedro Martinez, backing a sharp performance by A.J. Burnett and giving the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Phillies in Game 2 on Thursday night.

    A night after getting held to a lone unearned run by Cliff Lee, the Yankees bounced back with their bats. Burnett did his part with seven impressive innings, and Mariano Rivera got Game 1 star Chase Utley to ground into a double play with two on to end the eighth.

    After a day off, Game 3 will be at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night.