Game 1: Diamondbacks 9, Yankees 1
Game 2: Diamondbacks 4, Yankees 0
Game 3: Yankees 2, Diamondbacks 1
Game 4: Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 3 (10)
Game 5: Yankees 3, Diamondbacks 2 (12)
Game 6: Diamondbacks 15, Yankees 2
Game 7: Diamondbacks 3, Yankees 2
Run Differential: Diamondbacks +23
In a classic David and Goliath matchup, the Yankees entered the 2001 World Series looking for their fourth title in as many years, while the Diamondbacks were in just their fourth season of existence. Arizona was no slouch though, as they featured the dynamic one-two punch of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling atop their rotation.
The Diamondbacks took an early 2-1 series lead and looked poised to go up 3-1 in the series when they took a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning of Game 4. However, a two-run home run from Tino Martinez off of closer Byung-Hyun Kim in his second inning of work tied things up, and Derek Jeter delivered a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th.
The Diamondbacks turned to Kim again the next night with a 2-0 lead heading into the ninth, and he again surrendered a two-run home run to blow the lead, this time to Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius. Alfonso Soriano then delivered the walk-off RBI single in the 12th.
After a 15-2 blowout to force a Game 7, it was the Diamondbacks who found themselves trailing heading into the ninth inning in the deciding game, as Mariano Rivera was called upon to protect a 2-1 lead. However, an RBI double from Tony Womack tied things up, and a one-out bloop single from Luis Gonzalez with the bases loaded gave the Diamondbacks the walk-off winner.
World Series MVP
SP Randy Johnson (3 G, 2 GS, 3-0, 1.04 ERA, 0.692 WHIP, 19 K, 17.1 IP)
SP Curt Schilling (3 G, 3 GS, 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 0.656 WHIP, 26 K, 21.1 IP)