Friday, October 19, 2012

Detroit Tigers Sweep New York Yankees in ALCS with 8-1 Victory

The Detroit Tigers are now headed to the World Series after sweeping the New York Yankees in four games in the ALCS. Thursday's win was impressive, defeating C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees 8-1 to close out the series.

Sabathia got the start for the Yankees in hopes of reviving their World Series' chances. However, the tall left-hander did not have his stuff, giving up 11 hits, six runs, and two walks in just three and two third innings.

Following Sabathia's early exit, the bullpen kept the Yankees within striking distance, as Cody Eppley and
Joba Chamberlain each pitched a scoreless inning and Clay Rapada added an out to get the Yankees through six innings.

In the sixth, the Yankees got on the scoreboard for the first time as Nick Swisher hit an RBI double to bring the score to 6-1. However, New York's bats would quiet down after that and the bullpen would let the game get out of reach.

Veteran Derek Lowe came in for the seventh inning and allowed a run, then David Robertson pitched the final inning for the Yankees and allowed one more, giving Detroit an 8-1 lead to seal the deal.

The Yankees combined for just two hits on the day, finishing the postseason with a team batting average of .200.

Dan Benton
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