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Tigers eliminate Yankees, advance to World Series
October 18, 2012 / 11:47 PM / 5 years ago

Tigers eliminate Yankees, advance to World Series

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 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. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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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