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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  1. Profit

    Awesome!!!!! Now we know who is going to lose in the world series.

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

      The Cards, son....
      BD

      October 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Susan

    In the scheme of things this sort of news is at the very very bottom of the stack. I could care less about filthy rich professional sports.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Then why click on the article in the first place...smh

      October 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • borq646

      That's nice Susan. Thanks for sharing. You're not the only one on the planet though so others do consider this news.

      October 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. organically

    NA NA NA NA
    NA NA NA NA
    Hey Hey Hey
    Goodbye

    October 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DetroitFullOfMurder

    Now all they need to do is clean up their city!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlackDynamite

      They just spent for days throwing out a whole lot of old trash!

      ZING!
      BD

      October 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BlackDynamite

    WHEN the Yankees lose in the Playoffs is ALWAYS the best sports day of the year!

    That they embarrassed themselves in the process is just an extra cherry on top.....
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. steve

    The best part of the series was watching A-roid morph into Jason Bay

    October 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lizzy10

    🙁

    October 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. OvernOut

    When the Tigers won the 1984 Series, I went into labor right after the last out of the last game. Back then, the World Series was all wrapped up by mid-October. My oldest kid was born a Tiger!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BlackDynamite

    Detroit is my new favorite team. Every time they see the Stankees, they smack them around......
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Baseball Talk

    Yankees coming to an end.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BlackDynamite

    Their best player they had wasn't even a Yankee but for a couple of months (Ichiro)

    He'll break down next year, like Jeter, A-Roid, and the rest of those has-beens.....
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. longtooth

    As a Red Sox fan, I feel genuinely bad for the Yankees. OK, not really. Eat your own crap and die, Gotham !

    October 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Hey Longtooth eat this. Who spoiled your perfect Pats season? And beat em again this year? And how about those Sox this year?

      October 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BlackDynamite

    Look at the bright side, Yankee fans.

    You'll trade A-Roid to the Marlins, plus about $80M, for another bad player who'll be much younger.....
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. onebro5

    Wow another year, another Ring lost and millions spent with nothing to show for it except a broken ankle on the so-called "Captain"! Ha Ha Yankiee Fan... enjoy another off-season with no rings.

    October 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Henry

    Somewhere, Magnum is smiling.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
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