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Yankees defeat Indians 5-2: Will face Astros in ALCS

Two home runs from Didi Gregorius and a rejuvenated CC Sabathia added nine strikeouts in 5 innings of work to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series.

The Yankees will now face the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday at Minute Maid Park.

"Everybody, everyone played a part in this," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I don't think there's anyone that didn't play a part in this, and that's the great thing about it. And the fight in these guys, so proud of them."

New York became the 10th team to advance after trailing 0-2 in a best-of-five postseason series.

"Whatever you say isn't going to make anybody feel better tonight, but we win together and we lost together," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "It was an honor to go through this year with these guys, and there's times it hurt, like tonight. But it's quite a group, and I feel like a better person for going through the year with these guys."

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