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The World Series

It took two extra days to end Philadelphia's 28 years of frustration as the Phillies win their first World Series since 1980 with a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a continuation of Game 5.

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Upton Was Part of Big Talent Base
Article | Rays center fielder B.J. Upton, who honed his game in Southeastern Virginia among a hotbed of potential major league talent, may be the best player to emerge from the area.
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Power Propels Phillies
Article | PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 -- For three games, the 104th World Series had served as an exercise in how to score runs and win baseball games without doing anything remotely dramatic or compelling -- and the awful TV ratings seemed to indicate it had succeeded. Between the RBI groundouts, the sacrifice...
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Game 5 of Series Is Suspended Because of Rain
Article | PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27 -- An hour before the first pitch of Game 5 of the World Series, a grim-faced Major League Baseball official leaned against a wall outside the press box at Citizens Bank Park. "Bud," the official said, "is a basket case."
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No More Reign Delay
Article | Philadelphia fans had to wait a couple of extra days but in the end it was worth it as the Phillies win their first World Series since 1980, putting away the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3, on Wednesday.
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A Perfect Ending for Phillies -- and Lidge
Article | Brad Lidge may finally have the Albert Pujols monkey off his back after turning in a perfect season as a closer and shutting the door on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5.
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Phillies Gain Edge With Game 3 Victory
Article | With only the second base hit out of 32 chances with runners in scoring position, the Phillies manage to walk off with a Game 3 win, 5-4, and a 2-1 edge in the World Series.
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Rain 2, World Series O: They Try Again Tonight
Article | PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 -- Someday soon, presumably, the skies will clear over the mid-Atlantic region, and the rain will stop, and the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays will finally play what amounts to a 3 1/2 -inning shootout-style baseball game that could determine the World Series...
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Opening Salvo
Article | Cole Hamels gets his fourth postseason win and Chase Utley hits a two-run homer in the first inning as the Phillies beat the Rays, 3-2, to win Game 1 of the World Series.

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