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Yanks Even Series 2-2 With Dramatic 10th Inning Victory

Tino Martinez and Derek Jeter couldn't have picked a better time to snap out of slumps. Martinez and Jeter hit late homers that gave the New York Yankees a dramatic 4-to-3, ten-inning win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks were leading 3-to-1 and one out away from going ahead three games to one in the series. Up stepped Martinez, who had been 0-for-9 in the series before hitting the game-tying, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.

Jeter won the game with a two-out solo homer in the tenth. Jeter had been just 1-for-15 in the series before slamming a shot to right field. Both homers came off Byung Hyun Kim, who unraveled after striking out the side in the eighth.

The Yankees had been held to just three hits in game four until Paul O'Neill hit a one-out single in the ninth and scored on the Martinez blast.

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