Yankees Claim 27th Title

Matsui's 6 RBI secure Game 6 win over Philadelphia
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2009 10:48 PM CST
Hideki Matsui tied a World Series record by driving in six runs for the Yankees.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The New York Yankees are back in their rightful spot tonight, atop the baseball kingdom after beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, to win the World Series in six games. Hideki Matsui set a series record by driving in six runs, and left-hander Andy Pettitte was strong on short rest, allowing three runs before leaving in the sixth.

Matsui did most of his damage against Pedro Martinez, the starter for the defending champion Phillies. Matsui hit a two-run home run in the second inning, then added a two-run single in the fourth to basically chase Martinez. He added a two-run double in the seventh.