When Hamels trudged off the mound in the fifth inning, he was greeted with a chorus of boos. His stock has fallen mightily from last year, when he was the World Series MVP.
: Batters retired by Hamels before he allowed his first hit (though he did hit a batter and walked another). But the umpires determined after a video review that a hit by Alex Rodriguez left the ballpark for a two-run home run.
Werth opened the scoring in the second inning when he yanked an ankle-high slider over the left-field wall for a solo home run. He added another off the facade of the second deck in the sixth.
Feliz, who entered the game hitless this World Series and just 2-for-24 (.083) in the postseason, lined a double to right in the second inning. He scored on Jimmy Rollins' bases-loaded walk.
Utley went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and no walks, the first time since Oct. 3, 2007, that he did not reach base in a postseason game. His streak of 27 straight games had set a Major League record.
Sense of October
Lines of the Game
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, were among the 46,061 in attendance at Citizens Bank Park. The Bidens caught a game earlier this season when the Phillies scored five in the ninth for a walk-off win.
4 AB, 2 H, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Werth joined Lenny Dykstra, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley as the only Phillies with two home runs in a World Series game.
4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K
Hamels looked brilliant early, breezing through the Yankees' lineup and carrying a no-hitter into the fourth. But in that inning, he allowed a two-run home run to Rodriguez. The wheels fell off in the fifth, when he allowed four hits, including an RBI single by pitcher Andy Pettitte and a two-run double by Johnny Damon.
"There's no quit. There's no fear. There's no panic button. When you have that going for yourself, you never give up on yourself." -- Rollins
The Phillies turn to the ever-reliable Joe Blanton for another Game 4 start. He has never lost in the postseason, but he will be up against Yankees ace CC Sabathia on Sunday night.