World Series: Yankees Refuse to Lose
Hard as it may be to consider the New York Yankees an underdog team, on Wednesday night the Bronx Bombers, playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, came up from behind and tied the World Series at two games each. And what drama: Mr. November, Derek Jeter, hit a home run with two outs in the bottom of 10th inning at 12:04 a.m. Thursday, lifting his team over the Diamondbacks 4-3. Tino Martinez saved the Yankees with a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth off closer Byung-Hyun Kim, who also gave up Jeter's shot. Until then, the game that commenced Wednesday night belonged to the Diamondbacks and their gutsy Curt Schilling, 34, pitching on only three days' rest. Sitting in the dugout, he watched it all unravel with a look of utter disbelief. "We always feel as though we have a chance to win a game," said Jeter, 27. "When you get to the postseason, you can throw everything out that you've done in the regular season." The Yankees spilled out of the dugout to greet him at home plate, where he landed with a two-footed hop. The crowd, already on a Halloween buzz, went wild, and everybody sitting near them in the stands embraced Jeter's parents. "Surprising things happen," said Yankees manager Joe Torre, 61. "Yet, when you think about it, it doesn't surprise you, because this ballclub never quits." Game five will take place Thursday night in the Bronx.
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