Tigers complete sweep of Yankees

THE DETROIT Tigers pounded CC Sabathia to complete a surprise 4-0 sweep of the New York Yankees on Thursday (Friday in Manila) at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit’s rotation, and the Tigers won their second pennant in seven years and advanced to the World Series by beating the Yankees, 8-1.

Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in a four-run fourth inning against Sabathia, who was unable to prevent the Yankees from getting swept in a postseason series for the first time in 32 years.

Scherzer took a no-hit bid into the sixth against a starting lineup that was again without Alex Rodriguez, who flied out with two on in the sixth as a pinch hitter.

Austin Jackson added a solo shot in the seventh for Detroit, and Peralta hit another homer an inning later.

The game ended with Prince Fielder, Detroit’s $214 million acquisition, catching Jayson Nix’s popup. The Tigers spilled onto the field for a celebration that began near second base and eventually moved closer to the third-base line. Noli Cruz


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