Yankees advance to American League Championship
The New York Yankees of the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) managed to advance to the American League Championship Series (ALCS, four wins in seven games) for the first time in three years.
The Yankees beat the Cleveland Guardians 5-1 in Game 5 of the 2022 MLB American League Division Series (ALDS) at Yankee Stadium in New York on the 19th (Korea Standard Time) and confirmed their advance to the ALCS with a total of 3 wins and 2 losses. The Yankees were on the verge of elimination after losing 1 win and 2 losses to the Guardians, but they won all 4th and 5th games to decide on their advance to the ALCS.
The Yankees won the game in the bottom of the first inning when Jean Carroll Stanton hit a three-run home run over the right-center fence. In the second inning, Aaron Judge, who was somewhat sluggish in this postseason, added a one-run home run to lead 4-0. The Yankees added Anthony Rizzo’s timely RBI single in the fifth inning to eventually win the game 5-1.
The Yankees will face the Houston Astros for the World Series on the 20th.
The San Diego Padres, who advanced to the National League Championship Series (NLCS, four wins in seven games), lost 0-2 in the first game against the Philadelphia Phillies. San Diego was blocked by Philadelphia starter Jack Wheeler’s near-perfect pitch in the first game of the NLCS on the 19th, and lost as the batters remained silent. Kim Ha-sung, who started as San Diego’s seventh batter and shortstop, also remained silent with no hits in three at-bats.