The Guardians took the Yanks to all five games, but ultimately fell short in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.
Yankees fans, naturally, started to celebrate as soon as Gleyber Torres caught the ball at second base to make the last out.
Now, the Bombers will face the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
It’s the third time in six years that the two foes face each other in that round.
The two previous matchups were won by the Astros: they advanced in 2017 (in seven games) and in 2019 (in six games).
Additionally, the Astros eliminated the Yankees in the Wild Card Game in 2015.
It’s fair to say recent history has been on Houston’s side.
Yet Yankees fans don’t care: they want Houston.
“‘WE WANT HOUSTON!’ Yankees fans were pumped after tonight’s win,” Fox Sports MLB tweeted.
"WE WANT HOUSTON!" 🗣️
Yankees fans were pumped after tonight's win.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 19, 2022
Yankees Fans Want Houston After Defeating The Guards
In the video, a group of Yankees fans are seen rocking that chant.
Given the recent history between the two teams, we would say: be careful what you wish for.
Not only Houston has dominated the Yankees for the last seven years, but it is looking like the strongest team still in contention.
The Astros are a solid squad with no weaknesses: they have the best offense in baseball, solid and deep starting pitching, and a marvelous bullpen.
The Yankees have the resources to stun Houston, but the latter is still the favorite.
In addition to all that, Houston holds home-field advantage, making it hard to beat.