Yankees given hope by Williams

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The Independent Online
Bernie Williams came back to life on Tuesday, and so did the New York Yankees when his two-run homer in the eighth inning helped seal a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, the defending champions, in game three of the World Series.

Williams, the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player, who was hitless as the Braves won the first two games, drove in three runs and scored twice for the Yankees.

New York are trying to become only the third team to win a World Series after losing the first two games at home.

The win means the Yankees are a perfect 6-0 on the road this post-season but need to win one of the next two games in Atlanta to guarantee a return to New York in the best-of-seven series.

The loss ended a five-game winning streak by the Braves, who won three in a row to take the National League Championship Series.

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