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. chrissy

    So if you dont consider this news, WHY are you reading and posting? And for all this teams being *overpaid* as you say, they give back a whole helluva lot to Detroit, particularly to the children! And you wont see em JUST washing clean pots either!!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlackDynamite

      One team is clearly overpaid.

      The other team is the Tigers......

      October 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. db

    OK, now it's time to make up for that dreadful 2006 World Series. Perhaps the Cats will even get a rematch against the Cardinals. Eat 'em up Tigers!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. inallfairness

    Poor spectatorship. Cheer all you like for the team of your choice but no need to be so spiteful/hateful. It's only sports

    October 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. OvernOut

    A Tiger sweep actually united Spartans and Wolverines in perfect peace and harmony for about 15 minutes. Ok–time's up. Go State!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BlackDynamite

    Too bad about Jeter, huh?

    Rigor Mortis and Osteoporosis is a rough tag-team!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Patrick Friel

    The headline looks like one of those "gag newspapers", where you create your own headline.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Maybe it will be a replay of l964, the Tigers beat the Cardinals in the World Series.

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

      I think that was '68.

      October 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam stone

      it definitely was 1968. willie horton guns down lou brock at homeplate as bill freehan blocked the plate

      October 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jonc

    Can a team get any luckier? They choked all season, then the White Sox handed them the division on a silver platter. They get to the playoffs and get two teams in a row that were in massive slumps. I hope the Cards put them away in 4. They don't deserve a World Series appearance, let alone a ring.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlackDynamite

      Cards will face Verlander 2-3 times.

      Good luck with that!

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

    preview of November

    when the common man from chicago beats the corporate big money team.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Josh

    Been living in the Detroit Metro for all my life...It's ok to be a bandwagon jumper if people choose to know WHO is the best team and WHO is going to win the World Series this year...thats right, "THE DETROIT TIGERS!" I called the sweep on the Fakees and I'm saying this Championship is coming home to the D!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlackDynamite

      I'm down with that!

      GO TIGERS!!

      October 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jimzcarz

    Yes......My favorite Team, well actually, My favorite Team is any team who beats the Yankees...

    October 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      an early x-mas gift from the tigers 🙂

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

    This is one happy Red Sox fan! Thank you, Tigers!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BlackDynamite

    A-Roid only has another 5 years and $114M to go.......

    October 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. darknesscrown

    I think everyone in America is happy New York is out of the postseason. No one wants to watch the Yankees every year...and, considering that the Yankees average player age is like 50, one has to suspect we're finally seeing them descend once again into the basement of mediocrity. I don't even like baseball and hate the Yankees. Get some variety in the post-season.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • detroitRules

      um...... Detroit eliminated the Yankees last year too.

      October 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BlackDynamite

    One man can get the Yankees over the hump......

    Roger Clemens.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
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