DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series!! The team swept the Yankees!
7:35 p.m. Game over. Tigers sweep Yankees. Headed to the World Series!!! Final score is 8-1.
7:23 p.m. There goes another one!!! Jhonny Peralta knocks one out of the park! His second home run of the night.
7:19 p.m. 1-2-3 outs, Phil Coke shuts down Yankees. Tigers up next for the bottom of the 8th. Tigers lead 7-1.
7:15 p.m. Phil Coke takes the mound.
7:07 p.m. I'm heading to get ready for the postgame festivities. I'll be posting photos, quotes, and more on Twitter @BradGalli. I'm handing over blogging duties to our web team. See you on Twitter!
7:05 p.m. Austin Jackson hits the extra point and the Tigers lead is 7-1. Comerica Park has a measurable buzz.
7:01 p.m. Where the bullpen has stumbled, tonight it shines. Drew Smyly and Octavio Dotel have thrown an inning and a 1/3 of shutout baseball and the Tigers are six outs away from the World Series.
6:33 p.m. Scherzer was visibly unhappy about having to leave the game, but Leyland did the right thing. Solid day's work for Max. 10 strikeouts and one earned run in 5 2/3 innings. The Tigers are nine outs away from a World Series berth.
6:02 p.m. Max Scherzer has still not allowed a hit to the Yankees. Five innings of work in the books, and Scherzer has nine strikeouts. But he has thrown 84 pitches and with his last outing going through just 5 1/3, don't expect Max to finish this game.
5:48 p.m. Somebody cue the fat lady. Jhonny Peralta adds to the Tigers lead with a two-run shot of his own. CC Sabathia's day is done.
5:42 p.m. "I'm a Boss" bumping from Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera goes deep. Tigers lead is now 4-0. This place erupted into immediate "M-V-P" chants.
5:25 p.m. Major League Baseball held off from letting CC Sabathia pitch a shortened game last night. The Tigers are ensuring that's not the case today. 73 pitches through the first four innings. 2-0 Tigers.
5:04 p.m. An error, a walk, and a strikeout. Max Scherzer is undeterred today. The Yankees are without a hit through three innings.
4:27 p.m. Delmon Young, Mr. ALCS. A bloop single by Prince Fielder kept the inning alive, and Young puts a run across the plate with a single to right. 1-0 Tigers. Young is now second all-time in Tigers history with 14 RBI. He has done that in just two postseason appearances.
4:15 p.m. MaKKx Scherzer getting to work in the first inning, retiring the Yankees in order. Two strikeouts to Swisher and Cano to end the first.
4:07 p.m. 42,000 may have left Comerica Park unhappy last night, but they have energetically returned today.
2:01 p.m. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said rain changes nothing about his lineup. "Decisions aren't made on a whim," he said. He'll stick to his lineup from yesterday, with Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez on the bench.
1:45 p.m. Former Tigers catcher Ivan Rodiguez will throw out the first pitch before today's game. He was scheduled to throw out the pitch before an if-neccessay Game Five.
1:33 p.m. The Tigers lineup stays the same as it was yesterday. 1. Austin Jackson CF, 2. Omar Infante 2B, 3. Miguel Cabrera 3B, 4. Prince Fielder 1B, 5. Delmon Young DH, 6. Peralta SS, 7. Andy Dirks LF, 8. Avisail Garcia RF, 9. Gerald Laird C. Max Scherzer is pitching.
1:04 p.m. Jim Leyland briefly met with the media and had very little to say about the rain delay and its effect on his players. The Tigers manager said last night's postponement was Major League Baseball's decision and the Tigers "stand behind it." Leyland said he would like to hold off from using relief pitcher Phil Coke, but he is available to pitch today.
12:03 p.m. The tarp is off the field and the rain has stopped. The forecast still looks cloudy, but we should get a baseball game in today.
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