Money may be able to buy love, but not a championship for the multi-million dollar man this year. (As in the past.)
Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 15 in the series, grounding into a double play after Jeter's leadoff single in the ninth. Matsui was 4 for 20 over all. Gary Sheffield had six hits in the series, none for extra bases. Each has been added since the last World Series title, but the Yankees are still waiting to win again.
"We played so well down the stretch," Rodriguez said. "To end in this fashion, it's disappointing. I played great baseball this year, and I played like a dog the last five games."