The Yankees knocked off the Indians, 5-2, in a winner-take-all Game 5 in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan on Wednesday night, then flew to Houston, where they will face the Astros beginning Friday night in the Yanks’ first appearance in the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World since 2012. It’s the next step in a bid for the Yankees’ first World Series championship since 2009. It won’t be easy, though.
The Yankees just won’t quit. They have won four elimination games in the eight days of the post-season. First they beat the Twins in the Wild-Card Game, and then, after losing the first two games of the NLDS to the Indians they won three in a row,becoming the fourth team to fall behind 2-games-to-none in the Division Series and not only win the next three games,but win the clincher on the road. They joined the 2012 Giants at the Reds, and the Red Sox at the Indians in 1999 and the at the A’s in 2003. Continue reading “ALDS: Yankees Refuse to Lose, Head to ALCS”