New York Yankees celebrate Game 4 victory over Cleveland Guardians

The New York Yankees had their backs up against the wall in Game 4 against the Cleveland Guardians. Facing elimination with a loss, star pitcher Gerrit Cole showed up in a big way to lead New York to victory.

The five-time All-Star went seven strong innings on Sunday, allowing only two runs while striking out eight batters.

On the offensive side of things, New York got some big production from outfielder Harrison Bader, hitting his third home run of the series.

Bader has been an excellent addition for the Yankees at the trade deadline coming from the St. Louis Cardinals.

After Cole’s dominant outing, Yankees relievers Clay Holmes and Wandy Peralta were able to shut the door on the Guardians and secure a victory to force a Game 5 in the Bronx on Monday.

It wasn’t the greatest offensive performance from the Yankees, but it did the job to force the only Game 5 in the MLB Playoffs in the Divisional Round this year.

Many are excited to see this elimination game for both teams with some huge stakes involved.

The starters for Game 5 have already been announced, with Jameson Taillon for the Yankees facing off against Aaron Civale and the Guardians.

If history is any indicator, the Yankees may be in the driver’s seat to advance to the ALCS against the Houston Astros.

The Guardians organization has a history of heartbreak in elimination games, with a franchise record of only 1-7 in winner-take-all games.

That being said, this postseason has already been filled with upsets and anything can happen when it comes to playoff baseball.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.