The Indians face a must-win game at home tonight against the Yankees. The winner of game five moves on to face the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning Friday.
Few people thought it would come down to a fifth game when the Indians had been rolling for so long. Before the two games in New York, the Indians had not lost two games in a row since the middle of August.
“They went six weeks, basically playing every day, without losing two in a row,” said WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto. “They kept winning.”