Yankees make remarkable bit of franchise history in first inning of Game 5
With their backs to the wall in Game 5 of the ALCS, the New York Yankees responded in a legitimately historic way.
Down 3-1 to the Houston Astros in the ALCS and already trailing 1-0 in a decisive Game 5, the Yankees stepped in against Justin Verlander and set a new franchise mark. DJ LeMahieu led off the game with a home run, and later in the inning, Aaron Hicks hit a three-run shot off the right field foul pole to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
GET LOUD NEW YORK!
3-run shot off of the foul pole from Aaron Hicks! pic.twitter.com/SzSagiuqPw
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 18, 2019
What’s so historic about that? Never before in franchise history had the Yankees hit two home runs in the first inning of a postseason game.
This is the 405th postseason game in New York Yankees history.
Never before today had they hit two home runs in the first inning.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 18, 2019
No better way to move on from an incredibly difficult Game 4 than to make Yankee history in the very first inning.