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After sweeping the Yankees out of the ALCS with an 8-1 win in Game 4 on Thursday, the Tigers head to their 11th World Series in franchise history as one blogger honors the game and occasion.
Detroit jumped all over Yankees ace CC Sabathia early, touching him for six runs on eleven hits in 3⅔ innings and they never looked back. Tigers starter Max Scherzer went 5⅔ innings, allowing two hits and one earned run while striking out 10.
In recapping the game, Al Beaton of SB Nation's Bless You Boys wrote that it was a season full of expectations and twists and turns.
"6 games ago, the Oakland Athletics walked off in soul-crushing fashion to stretch the ALDS to a 5th game, the Tigers again appearing to be in deep trouble," Beaton writes. "4 games ago, the Tigers apparently gave away Game 1 of the ALCS to the the Yankees, unable to hold on to a 4-run lead.
"Today the resilient beyond belief Tigers are the champions of the American League after sweeping the Evil Empire."
Beaton continued, saying this season will be a memorable one in Tigers history no matter what.
"I dare you to find a more fun, crazy, intense and just plain all-around bizarre season in Detroit Tigers' history," the blogger said. "You won't find one."