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Yankees, ``New York, New York!!``

Posted November. 03, 2001 11:36,   


The dramatic serge of event, too thick, even for a movie or a novel.

Just like the previous game, the drama began in the bottom of ninth inning after two outs.

Moving to the mound in the 2-0 leading ninth, Kim Byung-Hyun (22, Arizona Diamondbacks) seemed to repay the expectation of Manager Bob Brenly as he caught Shane Spencer and Chuck Knoblauch with a groundball and a strikeout respectively after Jorge Posada`s leading-off double to left.

But the fate began to play its trick again. With two-outs and a runner on the second, the 1998 World Series MVP Scott Brosius pulled the plain slider of Kim, driving it to the left deck. With this two run homer, the game tied.

It was the same situation as Tino Martinez`s game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of ninth of the previous game after two outs. As soon as the acute sound of hit was heard, recognizing a home run, Kim sat down on the ground without looking at the ball. Even Manager Brenly sat for a while in the dugout to get out of the shock, and then replaced Kim.

It would have been rather odd if the Arizona had won the in such a situation. The Arizona was defeated by the game-ending hit of Alfonso Soriano to bring a second-base runner Chuck Knoblauch to the home in the bottom of 12th inning. It was a shameful second consecutive defeat in the extra-inning game for the Arizona.

With this win, on the other hand, the New York Yankees is just one win away from the fourth consecutive World Series title, marking three straight wins at home after two losses in away games. And it also marked the seventh consecutive win in the extra-inning game, and the tenth consecutive win at home in the World Series.

Meanwhile, as the Arizona lost two games ridiculously, the U.S. newspapers took the harsh attacks, raising doubts on the game managing tactics of Manager Brenly.

The game six will be held at Arizona`s home Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix, at 9: 30 am on 4th. `Big Unit` Randy Johnson is scheduled to start in this game.