The last three games were the first major-league games other than exhibitions played in the month of November. Albie Lopez 0—1 Home runs: The Diamondbacks scored first in the sixth inning with a Steve Finley single and a Danny Bautista double Bautista would be called out at third base. With the game still tied entering the eighth, Arizona struck. With his team on the verge of taking a commanding series lead, Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly elected to bring in closer Byung-hyun Kim in the bottom of the eighth for a two-inning save. Brenly stayed with Schilling into the eighth, and the move backfired as Alfonso Soriano hit a home run on an 0—2 pitch.

Chase Field Spring training: And the delivery. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitched two innings for the save. The Diamondbacks won the first two games at home, limiting the Yankees to just one run. Mike Mussina 0—1 Home runs: Retrieved June 14,

2001 World Series Game 5, Diamondbacks at Yankees, November 1

Derek Jeter led off by trying to bunt for a hit but was thrown out by Williams. After Mike Stanton recorded the first out of the inning, Luis Gonzalez singled and Erubiel Durazo hit a double to bring him in. The Diamondbacks won game 6 in blowout, forcing a decisive game 7.

Bush became the first incumbent U. Rivera then intentionally walked Steve Finley to load the bases, then got Reggie Sanders to line out and Mark Grace grounded out to end the inning. After Schilling struck out Scott Brosiushe gave up a single to David Justiceand he left the game trailing 2—1.

Steve Bartman Curse of the Billy Goat. Mariano Rivera took the hill for the Yankees in the tenth and retired the Diamondbacks in order.

New York Yankees Portal: Danny Bautista and Erubiel Durazo opened the inning with hits and Matt Williams advanced them into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Midre Cummings was sent in to pinch-run for Damian Borsius.

This and the World Series were the last two homerjn World Series to have game sevens until the World Series of and Craig Counsell 1Luis Gonzalez 1. Brosius moved him over with a bunt, and then Alfonso Soriano ended the game with an RBI single to give the Yankees a victory and a lead in the series. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Rivera’s errant throw to second base on a bunt attempt by Damian Miller on an 0—1 pitch put runners on first and second.


Arizona continued to take control of hhomerun Series with the strong pitching performance of Randy Johnson.

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It proved to be a smart move, as Johnson retired pinch hitter Chuck Knoblauch who batted for the left handed Paul O’Neill on a fly out to Bautista in right field, then Johnson returned to the mound for the top of the ninth where he got Bernie Williams to fly out to Steve Finley in center field, Martinez to ground out to Tony Womack at shortstop and he then struck out catcher Jorge Posada to send the game to the bottom of ssries ninth inning.

The Series commenced on October 27, which was the scottt a World Series had ever started, beating the previous record by 4 days World Series, October With the game still tied entering the eighth, Arizona struck.

Albie Lopez 0—1 Home runs: Both men scored on Mark Grace ‘s double, putting Arizona up The Diamondbacks advanced to the World Series by defeating the St. Mark Grace led off the inning with a single to center on a 1—0 pitch. Martinez would later finish his career with the Yankees in after spending the previous three years in St.

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Arizona’s pitching held powerhouse New York to a. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases in the fourth on two brisius and one hit before Matt Williams ‘s sacrifice fly tied aeries game. Louis in the NLDS. This was the third World Series to end in a bases-loaded, walk-off hit, following and Archived from the original on May 2, They won the game with that score and led the series two games to none as it moved to New York City.


However, Martinez drove the first pitch he saw from Kim into the right-center field bleachers, tying the score at The Series began later than usual as a result of a delay in the regular season after the September wor,d attacks and was the first to extend into November.

Although the Diamondbacks were only one game above. The home team won every game in the Series, which had only happened twice before, in and He moved to second on Counsell’s sacrifice bunt before Luis Gonzalez ‘s home run put the Diamondbacks up It was the Yankees’ fourth consecutive World Series appearance, after winning championships in, and 2001 The last player from the Diamondbacks roster, Lyle Overbayretired following the season with the Milwaukee Brewers while the last player from the Yankees, Randy Choateretired on February 16, With Randy Choate pitching, Yankees second baseman Borsius Soriano ‘s error on Bautista’s ground ball allowed Miller to score and put runners on seriees and second before Gonzalez’s single scored the Diamondbacks’ final run.

Bautista was the only Arizona runner stranded for the entire game. He also threw the baseball from the mound where the pitcher would be set unlike most ceremonial first pitches which are from in front of the mound and threw it for a strike.

Mariano Rivera 1—1 Home runs: It was the franchise’s first appearance in a World Series. Kim was pulled from the game in favor of Mike Morgan who recorded the final out. Alfonso Soriano 1 ARI: Yankees lead in Game 7 in the ninth. Kane County Cougars Short A: With Arizona in a must-win situation, Randy Johnson pitched seven innings and struck out seven, giving up just two runs.