In New York Yankees news today, they defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in game five of the American League division series. The Cleveland Indians had won the first two games in this five game series. The New York Yankees won the last three games to advance to the American League championship series.
They will play the Houston Astros in a best of seven game series. Didi Gregorius hit two home runs. CC Sabathia had nine strike outs and pitched into the fifth inning.
Since Cleveland won the first two games, they essentially had three chances to win this series. The New York Yankees became the tenth team to come back and win a five game playoff series after losing the first two games. The Cleveland Indians had home field advantage and won the first two homes on their own baseball field.
CC Sabathia only allowed one out of the first fourteen Cleveland Indian hitters to get on base. He actually pitched for the Indians earlier in his career. The New York Yankees built a three to nothing lead in the third inning.
They went on to cruise to a five to two win. The Cleveland Indians never played with a lead in the past three games of this series. There were thirty one combined strike outs in this game, which set a new Major League Baseball post season record.
The Houston Astros, which are now playing in the American League, will host the New York Yankees with home field advantage. The Houston Astros had over one hundred regular season wins (101-61) and owned the American League’s best record. They defeated the Boston Red Sox four games to one in their American League division series.
The New York Yankees actually had to beat the Minnesota Twins in a one game wild card playoff, in order to face the Cleveland Indians.
OCTOBER 11 2017 Final American League Division Series Game 5
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