Due to the tragic events on 9/11, the 2001 season was put on hold for a week. The whole schedule was pushed back, and baseball entered November for the first time ever.
Curt Schilling, on short rest, gave Arizona seven strong innings. Shane Spencer's solo home run was the only time the Yankees crossed the plate in the first eight innings. Orlando Hernandez started for the Yankees, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing one run. Mike Stanton surrendered two runs in the eighth inning, and the Yankees saw themselves trailing 3-1, on the brink of trailing the series 3-1.