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Phillies beat Rays 10-2, take 3-1 Series lead

Phillies beat Rays 10-2, take 3-1 Series lead

The Philadelphia Phillies routed Tampa Bay 10-2 on Sunday night to move within one win of their first World Series title since 1980.
If Ryan Howard, the Philadelphia Phillies and their frustrated fans needed any more evidence this really might be their year, Joe Blanton gave it to them.
Blanton became the first pitcher in 34 years to homer in the World Series, Howard drove in five runs with two homers and the Phillies took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Series.
Cole Hamels will try to close out the Phillies' second Series title on Monday night _ Hamels (4-0) is trying to become the first pitcher to win five postseason starts in one year.
Of the 42 teams to take 3-1 World Series leads, 36 have gone on to win it.