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Yankees Look to Even Baseball World Series - 2003-10-19


The New York Yankees will try to even up Major League Baseball's best-of-seven World Series at one win apiece, as they host the Florida Marlins Sunday night in Game Two at Yankee Stadium.

Just 40 hours after wrapping up an exhausting seven game series against the archrival Boston Red Sox, the Yankees lost the Series opener 3-2 Saturday night. It was the third time in as many postseason series that the Yankees lost the opener at home.

Yankees 21-game winner Andy Pettitte will be pitching on three days rest as he tries to help New York bounce back from having its 10-game home winning streak in the World Series snapped. The Marlins are 5-2 on the road in the postseason including four straight victories overall, and will counter with Mark Redman. The lefthander was hit hard by the Chicago Cubs in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series, and will be also pitching on three days' rest.

Florida won its only World Series in 1997, and will host the next three games in Miami starting on Tuesday.

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