The Yankees have kept their hopes for a World Series alive, beating the Cleveland Guardians 5 to 1 in Game 5 of the American League Division Series.
The win moves them into the ALCS and a matchup with the Houston Astros.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a 3-run homer in the first inning and Aaron Judge went deep an inning later to power the Yankees offense. Nestor Cortes threw 5 innings of one-run ball for the win.
Gerrit Cole is undeniably the ace for the Yankees, and he did exactly what he’s supposed to in this division series. Cole may not have been the absolute best starter for New York this season, but he is their most talented, and the one they will always lean on when he’s needed the most. They needed the world from Cole in the ALDS, and he delivered.