Fans filed into Citizens Bank Park after a two day hiatus to continue Game 5 in perfect October conditions. No one sat down as the game resumed in the bottom of the sixth inning with Geoff Jenkins leading off for the Phillies.
Jenkins lined a double to right-centerfield to get the Phillies started. Jimmy Rollins sacrificed Jenkins to third when Jayson Werth got Jenkins home on a single to no-man's-land behind second base to put the Phillies up 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh.
After a Dioner Navarro strikeout, Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli took Ryan Madson to tie the game at three. The Rays stayed after it with a Josh Bartlett single to left and a sacrifice to get him to second base with two its.
Akinori Iwamura came to the plate and grounded a ball back up the middle. Chase Utley made a great play to get to the ball but with a speedy Iwamura going down the line, Utley decided to just fake the throw. Thinking the ball had been thrown, Bartlett rounded third and headed home. Utley threw out Bartlett to give the Phillies the momentum back.
Pat Burrell stepped in for his final at-bat as a Phillie in the bottom of the seventh doubling off the left-centerfield wall, narrowly missing a home run. Shane Victorino then advanced pinch runner Eric Bruntlett to third base. Third baseman Pedro Feliz hit a single to centerfield to score Bruntlett and give the Phillies a 4-3 lead.
Then came the top of the ninth inning and Brad Lidge.
"Swing and a miss. Struck 'em out. The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball."
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