However, they'll be no match for Cleveland.
October 27, Washington, World Series, Game 3 - As the World Series returns to Washington for the first time since 1933, President Trump throws out the ceremonial first pitch.
The ALDS did not go as planned for the 2016 Boston Red Sox.
As much as the Indians fear Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge - "If you throw in the wrong place, he's going to hit it a long way", Francona said - they sees the Yankees bullpen as a huge weapon that they may have to beat to move on. This came as quite a surprise, considering that the Sox led the league in nearly every offensive stat during the regular season.
Indians over Nationals in seven: The Indians are loaded, as evidenced by their 22-game winning streak, and full of star power, with a future Hall of Fame manager at the helm in Terry Francona.
The offense has been hit-or-miss, scoring just enough runs for the pitching to handle.
The Dodgers have made the postseason for the past five years, but still haven't made the World Series in that time. He hit 23 homers and drove in 65 runs while making $18 million.
BRANTLEY'S BACK: Michael Brantley watched last year's postseason ride. When the Indians get baserunners, they should be aggressive on the base paths and keep Sanchez on his toes and take advantage of his potential miscues.
St. Louis pitching coach Derek Lilliquist and bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley will not return to the team's coaching staff next season.
On the other hand, their pitching has been average with a team ERA sitting at 4.11 and their BAA at.240.
Despite his hometown team's success, James told The Post a year ago that he will always be a Yankees fan, as well. This caused the Astros to trade for six-time All-Star and former MVP, Justin Verlander. So I started the process of building a new one.
If you want to go to the stadium to see the Yankees extend their playoff run, it's going to cost you.
Now that both teams are simultaneously title contenders, he's caught in the middle.
Prediction: Houston defeats Boston 3-1.
Two franchises with a lot of history between them face off in the ALDS starting tonight. They hadn't been to the postseason since 2010, so this was a big step for them.
The stakes: The Astros are looking to fulfill that famous 2014 Sports Illustrated cover that predicted they'd win the 2017 World Series.
Bauer, not Kluber, started Game 1 of the ALDS with the Red Sox past year because Kluber was still recovering from a quadriceps strain. Trea Turner promptly breaks up the no-hitter, and the Nationals go on to win and tie the series.
It is the first postseason win for the New York Yankees since the 2012 season. Lindor batted.259 and struck out nine times. The supporting cast has been extremely solid as well. The Yankees got their revenge in 1923, beating the Giants four games to two to win their first World Series championship. The Cleveland Indians take this series in less than five games. To say the least, that is truly remarkable. He is also a New York Yankees fan. NY has an offense that can hit the ball out of the park at any time with players like Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Todd Frazier. While the Major League Baseball playoffs should provide plenty of excitement on the field, the ballparks themselves are worthy of attention. He also led the league with 127 walks, showing outstanding patience for such a young player. Goldschmidt hit a high curveball over the fence for a three-run homer in the first and singled to start a three-run rally in the eighth. Judge, Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius all homered.
But the Cubs, who last year snapped a 108-year title drought, have gained plenty of playoff experience over the last two seasons, have a deep lineup and need no motivation.
During the regular season, Bauer was a standout performer at home, going 10-4 with a 3.93 ERA with 116 strikeouts against 25 walks allowed in 103.0 innings of work in 17 starts at Progressive Field.
The Astros had the AL's best record on August 31 when they added Justin Verlander to a rotation that already featured fellow Cy Young Award victor Dallas Keuchel. He holds a 2.98 ERA with 230 strikeouts and 14 wins. "We feel really good about ourselves, and I think we showed last night that we're very, very resilient and ready for any type of challenge".