Tigers sweep Yankees, head to World Series
Detroit Tigers Delmon Young, left, and Jhonny Peralta celebrate after both scored on one of Peralta's two home runs Thursday. Young was named Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series.
October 18th, 2012
07:57 PM ET

Tigers sweep Yankees, head to World Series

The Detroit Tigers at various times this summer looked like they might not make the playoffs. Now they're going to the World Series.

The underdog Tigers beat the Yankees 8-1 on Thursday evening in Detroit, completing a four-game sweep of the New York club in the American League Championship Series.

Detroit, heading to its second World Series in seven years, will face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants next.

Of the five American League playoff clubs, the Tigers had the worst record (88-74). They trailed the White Sox for the Central Division's automatic playoff spot for part of the season, but won eight of their last 10 regular-season games to clinch the division.

Photos: ALCS Game 4

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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Nothing beats baseball, beer, and pepperoni pizza.

    October 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. banasy©

    Oh, I already am, chrissy.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. mr86

    giraldi is a horrible manager,he should get fired today. he never defended his players and did the line up only after reading the post and daylinews to see what other people commented about him

    October 19, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. David Meier

    To me the Yankees are not the Bronx Bombers but the Bronx Bums

    October 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Danimal

    No one likes baseball.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Danimal

    Whoever made your Names Derek Jeter and A-Rod, You should probably never talk again. Thats the gayest thing ive ever seen.

    October 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. DebAH

    Bless you boys!

    October 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. WillH85

    Glad to see Detroit pull this off. Not a fan, but I like seeing the underdogs step up and annihilate the best team money can buy. Money can't buy heart, though. Hope my Giants are the ones to face the Tigers in the World Series. Would be a great battle of the under dogs.

    October 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Keyna

      I agree with this 100%! While my team is not any of the teams that were playing (Brewers), I will always cheer for the underdog over the other.

      October 22, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Flooby

    Haa! Good. Anyone but the Yankmees.

    October 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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