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Yankees vs. Tigers, ALCS Game 4 final score: Yankees lose, 8-1, as Detroit completes sweep

The New York Yankees lost Game 4 of the ALCS to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, 8-1. CC Sabathia took the loss for the Yankees, while Max Scherzer was the winning pitcher for Detroit. The loss ends the Yankees' season, and the Tigers will face the winner of the Giants-Cardinals NLCS in the World Series.

The Yankees' offense struggled to get anything going against Scherzer, going hitless through the first five innings. New York finally got to Scherzer in the sixth, as Eduardo Nunez scored on Nick Swisher's double. That would be the only run of the game for the New York.

Sabathia didn't fare as well as Scherzer; Detroit chased him from the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tigers got to him for a run in the first and scored again in the third after Mark Teixeira extended the inning. Home runs by Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta in the fourth would end the short outing for Sabathia. He allowed six runs (five earned) and 11 hits in 3⅓ innings of work.

The Yankees managed only a pair of hits on Thursday: Swisher's double and a triple by Nunez. New York managed just six runs in the four-game series.