Gotham is going wild! Incredible clip shows thousands of elated Yankees fans led in party mood by ‘the Joker’ after Game 5 win over the Guardians booked their spot in ALCS
- The Yankees secured a spot in the ALCS on Tuesday night by beating Cleveland 5-1 to their home fans
- And fans went wild in the Bronx as they celebrated the team going to the ALCS to play the Astros
- The celebrations were led by a man who for some reason was dressed in a ‘Joker’ mask, who repeatedly banged a plate
- New York begins the ALCS vs. the Astros in Houston, with Game 3 for New York
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The Yankees’ ALDS victory over the Guardians Tuesday night brought hordes of fans out into the streets to celebrate after the game – including one fan who oddly wore a Joker mask.
The fan was captured with the look on the signs as Yankees fans around him went wild after the 5-1 win.
He also let out a loud howl at one point, repeatedly banging a bus sign and fans would sing the tune of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” as the team’s ALCS berth was celebrated.
Yankees fans were on full blast after their team defeated the Guardians to advance to the ALCS, as New York defeated Cleveland 5-1
The Game 5 win will have been a huge relief to Yankees fans who saw a possible premature end to the season after trailing 2-1 in the ALDS.
The fan performed his antics with an Aaron Judge jersey on his back, and there was certainly plenty to celebrate on Tuesday night in that regard.
The Yankees slugger hit his second homerun of the postseason and also registered his first multi-hit game of these playoffs as New York advanced.
‘The Joker’ donned an Aaron Judge jersey as he hit a bus sign with thousands of other fans nearby celebrating the win
Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and the Yankees overcame a 2-1 deficit in a best-of-five series for the third time — and second time against Cleveland — to advance to their third ALCS meeting with the Houston Astros.
Houston has been eliminated since beating Seattle in 18 innings on Saturday. Game 1 is Wednesday night in Houston.
After a 2 1/2 hour rain delay led to the second rainout of the series on Monday, the Yankees took the lead early and never looked back.
Stanton homered in four batters after Gleyber Torres led off with a walk and Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch. Stanton hit his second homer of the series when he shot a 2-0 cutter from Aaron Civale (0-1) into the right midfield seats.
When connecting, Stanton held his bat halfway down the first baseline, screamed into his own dugout and dropped the bat before completing his trot.
Judge homered in the second against Sam Hentges as he sent a 1-0 curveball from 100 yards to center right. It was his MLB-record fourth homer in a winner-take-all game.
Rizzo added an RBI-single for the Yankees, who advanced to their 18th ALCS and third in six seasons.
New York’s pitching plans also worked out well. The Yankees were initially scheduled to start Jameson Taillon on Monday, but turned to Nestor Cortes (1-0) with three days of rest.
Cortes gave up one run on three hits in five innings. He walked once, struckout two and threw 61 pitches.
Jonathan Loaisiga stranded three over two innings, Clay Holmes threw a 1-2-3 eighth and Wandy Peralta finished ninth while Gerrit Cole warmed up.
Cleveland chose not to use ace Shane Bieber for short half-time, saving him from a possible relief appearance or Game 1 start in the ALCS.
Civale got only one out and gave up three runs on two hits, one walk and one hit batter. He was eliminated after Josh Donaldson reached on an infield single.
Jose Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning for the Guardians, who fell to 1-8 in winner-take-all games. Cleveland has lost eight in a row in a winner-take-all since Game 5 of the 1997 ALDS against the Yankees.
‘We have our revenge. We are happy to beat those guys. Now they can watch the next series for us on TV,” Torres said after the Yankees defeated the Guardians 5-1 in the deciding Game 5 of their AL Division Series on Tuesday night.
“It’s not personal. A word about revenge.’