The game started off with a Geoff Jenkins double. He was then brought home by Jayson Werth on a dropped infield pop fly ball. The Phillies held a 3-2 lead going into the top of the 7th, only to have it taken away by a Rocco Baldelli on a line drive home run given up by Ryan Madson.
But tonight was the Phillies night, and they would not be denied. Pat Burrell, who has not had a hit this whole series, was able to get a lead off double. He was then taken out for Eric Bruntlett. Pedro Feliz delivered with a single up the middle, and the Phillies took a 4-3 lead.
That lead would not be relinqueshed. Brad Lidge, trying to finish a perfect season, shut the door on the Rays. After he struck out the final batter, the curse was broken. The team that has over 10,000 loses, more then any other franchise, was now #1. World Champions.