2001 World Series Game 5

brosius-home-runIn a highly emotional World Series between the Arizona Diamondback and the three time defending World Series Champions New York Yankees, it seemed like everybody was rooting for the Yankees because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred in New York City. The World Series itself was a huge lift for Americans who were still emotional about the devastating terrorist attacks. The Diamondbacks took the first two games at home to take a 2-0 series lead back to New York. Yankees edge out the Diamondbacks 2-1 in Game 3 as Roger Clemens only allowed three hits and struck out nine in seven innings of work. In Game 4, Yankees were down 3-1 in the game to their last out, they tied the game with a dramatic two-run home run from Tino Martinez and eventually winning it in extra-innings with a walk off home run from Derek Jeter to tie the series at 2-2. Game 5 would be the last game at Yankees stadium for the series and would be another classic. The Diamondbacks got solo home runs from Steve Finley and Rod Barajas in the fifth to lead the game 2-0. Once again the Diamondback turned to Byung-Hyun Kim who blew the save in Game 4 just the previous night. Once again just like the previous night the Yankees down by two runs and down to their last out got another two run home run, this time by Scott Brosius. Things would get interesting in the 11th where Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got himself out of a jam where Diamondbacks had the bases loaded with one out and couldn’t score. In the 12th, Yankees Alfonso Soriano hit a walk-off RBI single to win the game for the Yankees 3-2 and give them a 3-2 series lead as well.

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