1 Nov 2008

Philadelphia Phillies win baseball'sWorld Series

12:13 pm on 1 November 2008

The Philadelphia Phillies have ended their long wait for a World Series baseball title clinching this year's title by completing a rain-suspended 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Philadelphia.

The Phillies captured their first world series crown since 1980 as they resumed Game Five that was suspended in the middle of the sixth inning two days ago with the score tied 2-2 when the field became unplayable after rain.

The win gives the Phillies a four games to one win in the best-of-seven series and ended a dream season for the Rays, who rebounded from the worst record in the majors last season.