On to Hous­ton!

New York Post - - POST OPINION -

How about them un­der­dog Yan­kees, eh? Back in April, they weren’t ex­pected to make the play­offs. Now they’re in the league cham­pi­onship se­ries af­ter knock­ing out the Cleve­land In­di­ans, who won 102 games in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

And they did so af­ter be­ing down 2-0. Add in the wild-card play­off, and the Baby Bombers have pulled off four vic­to­ries in win-or-you’re-out con­tests. That’s grit.

Wed­nes­day’s stand­out star was short­stop Didi Gre-glo­ri­ous, with two homers in his first two at-bats. Talk about filling Derek Jeter’s cleats . . . Gre­go­rius shared the glory with the hurlers, as starter CC Sa­bathia struck out nine In­di­ans and left the game in the fifth in­ning with the Yan­kees on top. Then the clos­ing duo of David Robert­son and Aroldis Chap­man threw 4 2/3 shutout in­nings to fin­ish off the Tribe.

In their first Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries since 2012, the Yanks take on the Hous­ton Astros start­ing Fri­day.

Oc­to­ber and the New York Yan­kees: The classic combo re­mains so very sweet.

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