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NEW YORK -- It was Halloween and the Yankees certainly tricked the Diamondbacks.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter belted a solo homer with two out in the 10th inning shortly after midnight Wednesday to lift the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 4 of the World Series.
And just days later, MLB.com presents the game, in its entiretly, as part of Baseball's Best. Sunday's Game 7 will be part of the library later this week.
Game 4 will go down as one of the greatest World Series games in history. Curt Schilling and the D-Backs were one out away from taking a three-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series when Tino Martinez tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run homer in the ninth off Byung-Hyun Kim (0-1). Martinez did not have a hit in nine previous at-bats in the World Series.
Trailing 3-1 with one out in the Yankees' ninth, Paul O'Neill blooped a single to left. Kim, pitching his second inning in relief of starter Schilling, struck out Bernie Williams. Martinez then connected on the first pitch, blasting the ball over the center-field fence to tie the game at 3-3.
Jeter, who was 1-for-15 in the Series before his 10th-inning at-bat, fouled off four pitches from Kim and then launched a 3-2 pitch over the right-field fence for his first homer of the series.
It was the 12th time a World Series game has ended on a home run, most recently when Chad Curtis' blast gave the Yankees the win in Game 3 of the 1999 Series against Atlanta.