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Phillies Slip Away With Game 3 Victory

Carlos Ruiz comes through in the bottom of the ninth

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    Phillies Slip Away With Game 3 Victory
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    The Phillies celebrate their 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays to go up 2-1 in the World Series.

    The Phightin Phils squeezed out a win against the Rays in the bottom of the ninth inning when Carlos Ruiz hit a bases-loaded dribbler to score the winner.

    Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer became the oldest starting pitcher in World Series history when he took the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3.

    Jamie Moyer was great for the Phils and left in the seventh set up for the win. The bullpen went on the surrender three runs to tie the game -- the final run scoring on a throwing error by Ruiz trying to throw out B.J. Upton at third.

    Phillies fans had to wait about an hour and half for the first pitch of Game 3 after rain and wind delayed the start. Most didn't seem to mind too much considering they had waited 15 years since the last World Series game in Philly.

    The Phils got out to the lead thanks to the long ball getting solo shots from Ruiz, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.

    J.C. Romero came in to get the final four outs for the Phillies to earn his first victory of the postseason.

    The Phils now lead the Rays 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

    NBCPhiladelphia.com kept fans updated with the batter-by-batter information from World Series Game 3 between the Phillies and Rays.