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. chrissy

    AND out of the 4 game sweep, the Yankees ONLY had 6 home runs! Who woulda believed that.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron Long

      yea!, butch how much tramadol, cemptesterone,

      October 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ks

    🙂

    October 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lsus

    Whhooooooo hoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tari Woolf

    Magnum PI will be proud of his Tigers!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GAW

    Yes!! Go Tigers!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kevin

    Go Tigers!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Elizabeth

    YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. eastcoast Mike

    I guess $280M just doesn't buy what it used to.....

    October 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    WHOs your tiger? lmao! All of em! Yea TIGERs, you rock! Especially Justin Verlander!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • OvernOut

      My Tiger used to be Curtis Granderson, last time the cameras found him, he was actually pouting-awwwwww! Fortunately, it was pretty easy to switch Tigers, I gotta go with Verlander, too, but just now, I think I'll go with the whole team! Go Get 'Em, Tigers!!!!!!

      October 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • db

      My Tiger is Ol' Blue Eye

      Max Scherzer.

      October 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lindalou

    Leyland kept saying 'there's still time'...we doubted him, I guess he knew what he was talking about.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BlackDynamite

    When the Yankees get no rings, an Angel gets their wings.....
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TMoney

    Way to go Detroit!!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mike

    Go Tigers :)))))))

    October 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BlackDynamite

    The Yankees never led once in this series.

    Be proud, Yankee fans. Vermin.....
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chris Maurice

    What's the point of the stupid regular season? Just have a playoff. Regular season means sheeet.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam stone

      regular season means revenue

      October 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
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