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Tigers Sweep Yankees, Move On to World Series

Tigers Sweep Yankees, Move On to World Series

By Stefanie Pohl. CREATED Oct 18, 2012

The Detroit Tigers are going to the World Series. The Tigers won Game 4 8-1, amid chants of "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!"

Starter Max Scherzer had 10 strikeouts and held the Yankees to one run in six innings, while the Tigers' bats put up several runs on Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia was pulled in the 4th inning after the Tigers scored six runs on 11 hits, including four in the 4th alone against the ace.

Austin Jackson added a solo home run on a 0-0 pitch in the 7th inning, and Jhonny Peralta had two home runs, including a solo shot in the bottom of the 8th to bring the score to 8-1.

The Tigers also broke a single-game postseason record for hits. 

Phil Coke closed the final two innings - he was originally unavailable for Game 4, but the postponement gave the pitcher the rest needed to play in Thursday's game.

The last time the New York Yankees were swept in a seven-game series was in the 1976 World Series against the Reds.

 

The Tigers have several days of rest before playing the winner of the NLCS - a rematch with the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.

You can watch the World Series on FOX 47.