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. PCollen

    Screw the Yankees..overpaid has-beens. Their days are over.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. steve-0

    It was nice to see empty seats at Yankee Stadium..people are tired of the costs–parking, tickets, soda, hot dog. They are a cashman team of big salaries and little heart.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlackDynamite

      More like front-running loser Yankee fans saw the handwriting on the wall, and saw their bunch of bullies getting bullied.

      Yankee fans are like mangey dogs. Give them one good kick in the chops, and they scrurry away.....
      BD

      October 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Aezel

    The Yankees epitomize everything that is wrong with baseball. Overpaid arrogant brats that try to purchase a World Series every year. Nothing warms my heart like seeing their soulless team get destroyed by someone who deserves to win.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jerry

    Lifelong Tigers fan who watched the '68 Series says: "Bless you, boys!"

    October 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 0rangeW3dge

    too bad, we were rooting for Ichiro over here

    October 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill in Ft Lauderdale

    It is soooo nice to see something besides money win. Derek J is the only class act on the Yankees. How many people are out there who feel the same way abouy Jerry Jones and his inflated ego and his overrated Cowboys?

    October 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      I find Mariano just as classy.

      October 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brad76

    Good news!

    October 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Me

    How were the Tigers the underdog? Seems to me the Yankees didn't dominate the O's in that series either.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paul

    Congrats Detroit. The Yankees gave that one away; but no excuses. We got beat. Detroit is due. I'm cheering for you.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • alloco

      Gave it away? Are you kidding me? The Yankees sucked, period. They couldn't beat a minor league team the way they played. I'm sooooo thrilled. I can't stand the Tigers, but I'm happy to see the Yankees fall flat on their faces.

      October 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fiona

    Go Tigers, hush Yankees next tind around.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BlackDynamite

    Watching the Tigers beat the Yanks should bore me by now, but surprisingly......
    BD

    October 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. david hippo

    A-Roid is a self-absorbed choker and juicer. And the Yankees throw money at him every year. Good riddance to the corporate pin-stripe losers who keep doing the same thing expecting different results.

    October 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Congratulations to the Tigers!
    Yeah, bay-beeeeee!

    October 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mike electrician

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Myles

    Conrats TIGERS, much deserved....To heck with the NY crankys. Maybe next year fellas

    October 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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