(DETROIT) — They are dancing in the streets in Motown as the Tigers are heading to the World Series.
Detroit tamed the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday, 8-1, securing a four-game series sweep.
Tigers starter Max Scherzer struck out ten over 5 2/3 innings of work. He took a no-hitter into the sixth before Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez broke it up with a triple.
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera hit his first postseason home run in the fourth, a two-run shot.
Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young was named the ALCS MVP.
It’s the 11th time Detroit has won the AL pennant, the last coming in 2006. They will await the winner of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants.
The Tigers will look to win their first World Series championship since 1984.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire