Yankees vs. Tigers, 2012 ALCS Game 4: Detroit blogger celebrates 'resilient beyond belief' AL champs

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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.

The Detroit Tigers, with an 8-1 victory in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday, completed their sweep of the New York Yankees en route to a berth in the World Series.

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."

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