Someone get a broom cause the Yankees just got swept.
Max Scherzer put the cap on a dominating series for the Tigers as they blast the Yankees, 8-1. Scherzer turned in a decent start, pitching 5.2 innings and striking out 10 batters on two hits and a run. As for C.C Sabathia, it was a different story as he only lasted 3.2 innings.
Sabathia’s nightmare began right in the first inning when a Delmon Young single brought Omar Infante in for a run. An inning later, an Avisail Garcia infield single scored Prince Fielder. Two run homers by Miguel Cabrera and Johnny Peralta ended Sabathia’s day on the mound and brought the score to 6-0.
The Yankees responded a bit in the sixth inning when a Nick Swisher double scored Eric Nunez and narrowed the lead to five runs, but it was not enough. Austin Jackson hit a solo shot in the seventh inning and another Johnny Peralta homer made the score 8-1. Two innings of work for Phil Coke kept the score that way.
Delmon Young was named the ALCS MVP as the Tigers prepare to face the winner of the Cardinals/Giants series. No matter who wins, expect to see Verlander on the mound for game 1 in the future.
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Written by Mark Kim
Currently the Community Editor and Sports Columnist for the award winning Central Times student newspaper of Naperville Central High School. Plans to study sports journalism in college, although still undecided on what college to attend. Follow my twitter @Mark_Kim_Sports