AL East

The New York Yankees Head Back to Cleveland for a Pivotal ALDS Game 5

Aaron Judge and the Yankees have tied up the ALDS. Can they take down the Indians in Game 5? Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The New York Yankees seemed sunk after giving up an 8-3 lead in game two of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians and going down 2-0 in the series. The Yankees let a game in their hands slip away and it felt as if momentum had been lost.

The Yankees were strung together two quality performances back in the Bronx and were able to even the series at 2-2. The Yankees will bring former Cy Young award winner C.C. Sabathia to the mound against the potential Cy Young for this season in Corey Kluber.

These two faced off in game two of the ALDS and Sabathia clearly outperformed Kluber. With an ALCS trip on the line these two will surely be bringing everything they have to get their teams to move on.

For Sabathia, he returns to the stadium in which his professional career began and currently at the end of his career every start could be considered one of his last. Sabathia has performed in the biggest stages of baseball and in his potential last season with the Yankees he surely wants to continue his teams journey for its 28th World Series Championship.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is looking forward to this opportunity to move on to the ALCS on Wednesday night after being heavily criticized for some of his decision making throughout the series.

“We’ve got a shot now,” said Girardi. “So it’s a totally different feeling than it was the other day, and these guys have picked me up.”

The Yankees have outplayed the Indians for a majority of the ALDS. The Yankees strong bullpen needs to continue backing up its starting pitching and if the Yankees bats can stay hot again against Kluber then team will have a very strong chance to continue its post season journey to the ALCS.

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