October 21, 2017
Yankees' stunning ALDS comeback gets Joe Girardi off the hook

Yankees' stunning ALDS comeback gets Joe Girardi off the hook

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John Perrotto, Special for USA TODAY Sports
Published 1:29 a.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017

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The New York Yankees punched their ticket to the ALCS with a 5-2 win over the Indians led by two home runs from Didi Gregorius.
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CLEVELAND — When the the New York Yankees left Progressive Field last Friday night, they looked like a team on the verge of having its season end.

When the Yankees walked out of the same ballpark Wednesday night, they were smiling and headed to the airport for a flight to Houston and the American League Championship Series.

The Yankees finished their rally from a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five American League Division Series with a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 as shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a pair of home runs. The Yankees and Astros begin the ALCS on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

That was quite a turn of events from five days earlier when the Yankees blew a five-run lead in Game 2 and lost 9-8 in 13 innings.

“There’s just a ton of fight in this club,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said when asked how…

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