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Diamondbacks win thriller, advance to NLCS

The Associated Press
| Monday, October 15, 2001 12:00 a.m

PHOENIX — Tony Womack turned disaster into delirium, and sent Curt Schilling and the Arizona Diamondbacks to the National League championship series.

Womack failed to get down a suicide-squeeze bunt, then singled home the winning run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, on Sunday night in the deciding Game 5 of their division series.

In an awesome encore, Schilling won his second duel with Matt Morris in five days. Schilling allowed six hits, struck out nine and walked one in his third consecutive postseason complete game.

The Diamondbacks will begin their first NLCS at home on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.

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