Tigers eliminate Yankees, advance to World Series

DETROIT Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:49pm EDT

1 of 9. The Detroit Tigers celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees in Game 4 of their MLB ALCS baseball playoff series and advancing to the World Series, in Detroit, Michigan, October 18, 2012.

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DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-1 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep of the American League Championship Series and secure their first World Series berth since 2006.

The Tigers will play either the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven games championship series.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Detroit; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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