The Yankees are off to the ALCS.
The celebration was on Monday night in Minnesota after New York completed its three-game sweep of the ALDS when it shut the Twins down for a 5-1 win at Target Field.
Closer Aroldis Chapman recorded the five-out save, relieving fellow southpaw Zack Britton in the bottom of the eighth inning and carrying through the ninth with three strikeouts to one walk and one hit over the 1.2 scoreless frames.
Chapman and Britton followed righties Chad Green, Adam Ottavino and Tommy Kahnle, who complemented starter Luis Severino's 4.0 scoreless innings of work, scattering four hits while striking out four and walking two.
"I'm not surprised," Severino told Ken Rosenthal of MLB on FOX from the field after the game when asked about how surprised he was that the Yankees swept the Twins. "We are a great team. We have a great lineup. We've got a great pitching staff. It's not surprising to anyone in baseball because we have a great staff, we have a great team."
Pure bliss. pic.twitter.com/ZC49UNh4yf- Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 8, 2019
Had to get the big man 🍾 pic.twitter.com/N0iUOdaZrU- Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 8, 2019