The Detroit Tigers will be the American League representative in the World Series. They swept the Yankees in the process, beating them 8-1 in today’s make-up game to seal the deal.
Despite the Yankees’ terrible offensive performance in the ALCS, the Tigers’ starting pitching was simply outstanding. Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, and Max Scherzer only allowed a total of two earned runs. Of course everything seemed to fall apart for New York when Derek Jeter ended his postseason with a broken left ankle in Game 1.
Detroit’s last AL Pennant was back in 2006, and their last World Series win was back in 1984. When they made it to the World Series back in ’06, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, who have a good chance to make it back and face their good ole friends from Motown again. Could the Tigers get their revenge?
To wrap it up, here’s a totally awesome GIF of Tigers relief pitcher Phil Coke celebrating the AL Pennant achievement. Gotta love the glove spike at the end:
Oh, and Delmon Young was named the AL MVP.
[GIF courtesy of SB Nation]