Things started well for the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday. But it all fell apart after an Alex Rodriguez home run, with the Yankees winning 8-5.
The New York Yankees won 5-2 against an error-prone Los Angeles Angels Sunday night, clinching a place in the World Series for the first time since 2003.
Rise of the Rays and the Phillies hints at decline of the George Steinbrenner strategy of writing big checks to build winning teams.
Philadelphia looks to end a title drought, while Tampa Bay tries to complete a dramatic turnaround.