By TOM WITHERS/AP Sports activities Author
CLEVELAND (AP) – Didi Gregorius, following within the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber because the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Recreation 5 on Wednesday night time to finish their comeback from a 2-zero deficit within the Division Collection and dethrone the AL champions.
These bend-however-don’t-break Yankees staved off elimination for the fourth time on this postseason and superior to play the Houston Astros within the AL Championship Collection beginning Friday at Minute Maid Park.
The AL West champion Astros, led by 5-foot-6 second-base dynamo and MVP candidate Jose Altuve, went 5-2 towards the wild-card winners this season.
After profitable twice in New York, the Yankees – with little offensive assist from rookie star Aaron Decide – got here into Progressive Area and completed off the Indians, who gained 102 video games in the course of the common season, ripped off a historic 22-recreation streak and have been favored to get again to the World Collection after dropping in seven video games a yr in the past to the Chicago Cubs.
Cleveland’s Collection drought turns 70 subsequent yr – baseball’s longest dry spell.
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