2001 American League Division Series


2001 American League Division Series

Infobox LDS
alds = yes


year = 2001
champion1 = Seattle Mariners (3)
champion1_manager = Lou Piniella
champion1_games = 116-46, .716, GA: 14
runnerup1 = Cleveland Indians (2)
runnerup1_manager = Charlie Manuel
runnerup1_games = 91-71, .562, GA: 6
date1 = October 9October 15
television1 = FOX (Games 1, 3, 5)
FOX Family (Games 2, 4)
announcers1 = Josh Lewin and Rex Hudler
champion2 = New York Yankees (3)
champion2_manager = Joe Torre
champion2_games = 95-65, .594, GA: 13½
runnerup2 = Oakland Athletics (2)
runnerup2_manager = Art Howe
runnerup2_games = 102-60, .630, GB: 14
date2 = October 10October 15
television2 = FOX
announcers2 = Joe Buck and Tim McCarver (Game 1-2)
Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons (Game 3-5)
umpires2 = Steve Rippley, Ted Barrett, Kerwin Danley, Jerry Layne, Mark Hirschbeck, Ron Kulpa (Mariners-Indians, Games 1-2, 5; Yankees-Athletics, Games 3-4)
Dana DeMuth, Jeff Nelson, Paul Schrieber, Rick Reed, Ed Rapuano, Greg Gibson (Yankees-Athletics, Games 1-2, 5; Mariners-Indians, Games 3-4)
The by|2001 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2001 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 9, and ended on Monday, October 15, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a "wild card" team – participating in two best-of-five series. The teams were:

*(1) Seattle Mariners (Western Division champion, 116-46) vs. (3) Cleveland Indians (Central Division champion, 91-71): Mariners win series, 3-2.
*(2) New York Yankees (Eastern Division champion, 97-65) vs. (4) Oakland Athletics (Wild Card, 102-60): Yankees win series, 3-2.

The higher seed (in parentheses) had the home field advantage (Games 1, 2 and 5 at home), which was determined by playing record. Although the team with the best record was normally intended to play the wild card team, the Mariners played the Indians, rather than the wild card Athletics, because the Mariners and Athletics are in the same division.

The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees went on to meet in the AL Championship Series (ALCS). The Yankees became the American League champion, and lost to the National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series.

Matchups

eattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians

Seattle wins the series, 3-2

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics

New York wins the series, 3-2

eattle vs. Cleveland

Game 1, October 9

Safeco Field in Seattle, WashingtonLinescore
Road=Cleveland|RoadAbr=CLE
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Bartolo Colón (1-0)|LP=Freddy Garcia (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Ellis Burks (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 2, October 11

Safeco Field in Seattle, WashingtonLinescore
Road=Cleveland|RoadAbr=CLE
R1=0|R2=0|R3=0|R4=0|R5=0|R6=0|R7=1|R8=0|R9=0|RR=1|RH=6|RE=0
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Jamie Moyer (1-0)|LP=Chuck Finley (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Mike Cameron (1), Edgar Martínez (1), David Bell (1)|

Game 3, October 13

Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OhioLinescore
Road=Seattle|RoadAbr=SEA
R1=1|R2=0|R3=0|R4=0|R5=0|R6=0|R7=1|R8=0|R9=0|RR=2|RH=7|RE=3
Home=Cleveland|HomeAbr=CLE
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=C. C. Sabathia (1-0)|LP=Aaron Sele (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Kenny Lofton (1), Juan González (1), Jim Thome (1)|

Game 4, October 14

Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OhioLinescore
Road=Seattle|RoadAbr=SEA
R1=0|R2=0|R3=0|R4=0|R5=0|R6=0|R7=3|R8=1|R9=2|RR=6|RH=11|RE=0
Home=Cleveland|HomeAbr=CLE
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Freddy Garcia (1-1)|LP=Bartolo Colón (1-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Edgar Martínez (2)|HomeHR=Juan González (2)|

Game 5, October 15

Safeco Field in Seattle, WashingtonLinescore
Road=Cleveland|RoadAbr=CLE
R1=0|R2=0|R3=1|R4=0|R5=0|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=1|RH=4|RE=0
Home=Seattle|HomeAbr=SEA
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Jamie Moyer (2-0)|LP=Chuck Finley (0-2)|SV=Kazuhiro Sasaki (1)|

Composite Box

2001 ALDS (3-2): Seattle Mariners over Cleveland IndiansLinescore
Road=Seattle Mariners
R1=5|R2=2|R3=0|R4=0|R5=1|R6=0|R7=5|R8=1|R9=2|RR=16|RH=39|RE=5
Home=Cleveland Indians
H1=2|H2=3|H3=5|H4=3|H5=1|H6=4|H7=2|H8=6|H9=0|HR=26|HH=45|HE=3Total Attendance: 234,046 Average Attendance: 46,809|

New York vs. Oakland

Yankees win series 3-2, becoming the first team in MLB history to win the ALDS after dropping the first two games at home.

This series is notable for a defensive play in the seventh inning of Game 3. With Oakland leading the five-game series two games to none, on the verge of completing a sweep, the Yankees took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs and Jeremy Giambi on first base, Terrence Long hit a line drive into the right field corner. With Giambi rounding third base, right fielder Shane Spencer's throw missed both cut-off men. It appeared that Giambi would score easily, tying the game, when Derek Jeter, while running across the diamond, reached out, cradled the ball, and shovel passed it to catcher Jorge Posada. Posada tagged Giambi, who attempted to jump over the tag as opposed to sliding around it. ESPN ranks this play as the 45th most memorable moment of the last 25 years. [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/espn25/story?page=moments/45]

This single play is often credited with changing the momentum of the series. The Yankees held on to win this game, and then finished off the A's by winning games 4 and 5 as well.

Jeter also made another spectacular play (again with Terrence Long batting) that is often overlooked. In the Top of the 8th inning of Game 5, Long hit a towering foul pop up in a two run game. Jeter, running and following the ball at the same time made a backhanded grab and then turning his body, flipped into the stands. For a moment, no one knew if the ball had been caught. Here is Thom Brenneman's call of the play: "Popped up, third base side. JETER...DID HE GET IT?! DID HE GET IT?! DID HE GET IT?! HE GOT IT! HE GOT IT! HE GOT IT!" Jeter would continue to play in the postseason despite a slight leg injury from the tumble.

Game 1, October 10

Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=Oakland|RoadAbr=OAK
R1=1|R2=0|R3=0|R4=1|R5=0|R6=0|R7=1|R8=2|R9=0|RR=5|RH=10|RE=1
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Mark Mulder (1-0)|LP=Roger Clemens (0-1)|SV=Jason Isringhausen (1)
RoadHR=Jason Giambi (1), Terrence Long 2 (2)|HomeHR=Tino Martinez (1)|

Game 2, October 11

Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=Oakland|RoadAbr=OAK
R1=0|R2=0|R3=0|R4=1|R5=0|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=1|RR=2|RH=9|RE=0
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Tim Hudson (1-0)|LP=Andy Pettitte (0-1)|SV=Jason Isringhausen (2)
RoadHR=Ron Gant (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 3, October 13

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, CaliforniaLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
R1=0|R2=0|R3=0|R4=0|R5=1|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=1|RH=2|RE=0
Home=Oakland|HomeAbr=OAK
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Mike Mussina (1-0)|LP=Barry Zito (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (1)
RoadHR=Jorge Posada (1)|HomeHR=|

Game 4, October 14

Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, CaliforniaLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
R1=0|R2=2|R3=2|R4=3|R5=0|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=2|RR=9|RH=11|RE=1
Home=Oakland|HomeAbr=OAK
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Orlando Hernández (1-0)|LP=Cory Lidle (0-1)|SV=|

Game 5, October 15

Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Road=Oakland|RoadAbr=OAK
R1=1|R2=1|R3=0|R4=0|R5=1|R6=0|R7=0|R8=0|R9=0|RR=3|RH=7|RE=3
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RSP=|HSP=
WP=Mike Stanton (1-0)|LP=Mark Mulder (1-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (2)
RoadHR=|HomeHR=David Justice (1)|

Composite Box

2001 ALDS (3-2): New York Yankees over Oakland AthleticsLinescore
Road=New York Yankees
R1=0|R2=4|R3=3|R4=4|R5=2|R6=1|R7=0|R8=2|R9=2|RR=18|RH=40|RE=4
Home=Oakland Athletics
H1=2|H2=1|H3=2|H4=2|H5=1|H6=0|H7=1|H8=2|H9=1|HR=12|HH=43|HE=6Total Attendance: 269,565 Average Attendance: 53,913|

Trivia

*"The Flip" was shown in a commercial for the sports drink Gatorade, except that Jeter made the throw to Posada too late, thus Posada could not tag Giambi in time allowing him to score. After promoting the drink, the play was replayed, but this time Jeter threw it at the right time and Posada tagged Jeremy Giambi out.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2001_ALDS1.shtml Seattle-Cleveland at Baseball-Reference]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2001_ALDS2.shtml New York-Oakland at Baseball-Reference]


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