Yankees overcome Guardians to force Game 5 back in New York to be winner-take-all.

The Yankees, who faced a possible loss in the best-of-five AL Division Series, rode ace Gerrit Cole's impressive seven-inning outing against the Cleveland Guardians to a 

4-2 victory on Sunday at Progressive Field. Harrison Bader, who hit his third home run of the ALDS, a two-run shot in the second inning, said, "I'm looking forward to it to 

go home so (the Guardians) can feel our energy and our supporters. Aaron Civale will start Game 5 for Cleveland,  with Jameson Taillon getting the ball for the Yanks.

The victor from Monday night will take on the Houston Astros in a best-of-seven AL Championship Series that will start at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night.

Following Cole's performance, a taxed Yankees bullpen recorded the final six outs without much fuss after Saturday night's harsh conclusion,

when Clay Holmes stayed in the bullpen and Cleveland scored three runs in the ninth for an astonishing, 6-5 victory.

This time, Holmes was called upon in the eighth, and after Steven Kwan was given a walk with one out, he struck out Amed Rosario and Jose Ramirez.

Lefty Wandy Peralta recorded three straight outs in the ninth to record the save.Peralta made his third consecutive appearance; he had thrown 15 pitches on Friday and 27 

more on Saturday before Holmes was substituted in for Clarke Schmidt. When asked if he would be available for Game 5, Peralta responded, "If they need me, I'll be ready for it."