Yanks comeback from 2-0 series deficit to win ALDS.
The New York Yankees are headed to Houston for a matchup against the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series.
After dropping the first two games of the ALDS to the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees rallied back at home to even the series at 2-2 and completed the comeback last night with a 5-2 victory at Progressive Field.
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorious homered twice in the series clinching victory, as the Yanks chased Indians ace Corey Kluber early in the game and never looked back.
Cleveland, a team that won 102 games during the regular season, including a historic 22-game winning streak, is now looking at 70 years without a World Series championship - the longest such streak in the sport. On the other hand, the Yankees are now one step closer to securing their 28th championship ring.
Game 1 of the ALCS will go down Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. First pitch is scheduled for 8:08pm ET, the game will air on Fox Sports 1.
As always, twitter had plenty to say about the Yanks pulling themselves out of an 0-2 hole to upset the Indians. Check out some of the reactions below, including some more trolling from the New York Yankees official twitter handle.
We like cupcakes. And champagne. https://t.co/P6ybRrBnkz— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 12, 2017
Winners respect winners. https://t.co/DE3fGjjc7m— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 12, 2017
Pour some out for everyone who thought we were out of it. 🍾😎 pic.twitter.com/zFgAxHdDYS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 12, 2017
Indians World Series Appearances: 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, 2016— Justin Diamond (@justinddiamond) October 11, 2017
Yankees World Series Appearances: 1949, 1955, 1996, 1998..
Spot the pattern
BRETT GARDNER IS NOW KNOWN AS GARDI B— Chris Mendez (@thechrismendez) October 12, 2017
"Cory Kluber, Cory Seager, Cory Coleman, Cory in the House. Don't matter to me. Yanks in 5" pic.twitter.com/xyYYEf4lTe— Ryan (@BasedSchaefer) October 12, 2017
Amazing comeback. So happy for all my friends with the Yankees. pic.twitter.com/yqjo2KTO6k— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) October 12, 2017
SMDFTB 27 RINGS BRO— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 12, 2017
Down 2-0?— ESPN (@espn) October 12, 2017
The Yankees never stopped believing. pic.twitter.com/mjeUlwnM0G
A relieved Girardi on Yankees rebounding from a horrible Game 2 loss: "For me, what these guys did for me, I'll never forget it."— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) October 12, 2017
The first jackass at work this morning that says “Hey, at least the Indians had a great season!” gets punched in the throat.— McNeil (@Reflog_18) October 12, 2017
Indians: 4th postseason series in which they lost 3 straight games with a chance to clinch the series.@EliasSports— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 12, 2017
"The Yankees are gonna be a .500 team."— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 12, 2017
"It's a rebuilding year."
"There's no way they overcome a 2-0 deficit."
WE'RE STILL HERE. pic.twitter.com/sjYYbs33pH