Astros pull out broomsticks amid celebrations after sweeping Yankees
The Astros celebrated their ALCS sweep over the Yankees accordingly.
After the team won 6-5 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night to clinch their ticket to the World Series, the Astros spared no effort to once again eliminate their rival.
Amid champagne festivities inside the visiting clubhouse, the Astros players whipped out brooms and pretended to sweep the floor before hoisting them into the air and dancing with them.
Houston will likely be more cautious to celebrate this time around, after pitcher Lance McCullers had his start pushed back after injuring his arm on a bottle of champagne after the team’s sweep against the Mariners in the ALDS. Another player inadvertently hit the bottle on McCullers elbow, causing a laceration and swelling.
The show has now become commonplace between the Astros and Yankees. Despite a new manager, general manager and a vastly different roster, the Astros eliminated the Yankees from the ALCS in 2017, 2019 and again this year.
Gleyber Torres’ error in the seventh inning, with the Yankees leading 5-4, allowed Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman to tie and advance the singles. Torres probably could have ended the inning with a double play if he hadn’t made the mistake.