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World Series Game 5 : Rays At Phillies (3-1)

Game 5 : 2008 World Series
Phillies lead 3-1
Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

8:29 p.m. / 47, light rain
Scott Kazmir (12-8, 3.49 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (14-10, 3.09 ERA)

If the Phillies win, they are world champions.

News & Notes

Hamels defeated Kazmir in game one of the series. Hamels gave up two runs, while Kazmir surrendered three. … Chase Utley homered off Kazmir in that game. Carl Crawford homerd off Hamels. … Hamels is 1-0 in elimination games and 4-0 in the postseason. … This is just the second game the Phils will play with the chance of eliminating their World Series opponent. The last time that happened was Oct. 21, 1980. The Phillies won. … Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria are a combined 0-for-29 with 15 strikeouts in the series. … If the Phils win tonight, they win their second world championship in 125 years.

The Lineup

Jimmy Rollins / SS
Jayson Werth / RF
Chase Utley / 2B
Ryan Howard / 1B
Pat Burrell / LF
Shane Victorino / CF
Pedro Feliz / 3B
Carlos Ruiz / C
Cole Hamels / P

Your Gamenight Beer

Not that I want to jump the gun, but I was given a recommendation by our own Julie Michael, and it’s fitting. Let’s go with Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Yes, celebrate. Celebrate because tonight may very well be the greatest night in Phillies franchise history. Here we are, everyone, at the climax of an incredible season. Time to do it. Time to win. Just win.

Go Phillies!

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