ALCS Game 4: Tigers sweep Yankees, 8-1

The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees with an 8-1 victory in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday. The win sends the Tigers to their first World Series since 2006.

New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers can't make a play on a RBI double hit by Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees in the top of the sixth inning during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches as he flies out in the sixth inning during Game 4 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )

New York Yankees' Robinson Cano strikes out swing in the first inning as Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird reaches for the ball during Game 4 of the American League championship series Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )

A Detroit Tigers fans holds up a sign in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )

Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young hits a home run in the fourth inning during Game 3 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Detroit. New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin is at left. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young hits an RBI single in the first inning during Game 4 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Detroit Tigers' Phil Coke reacts to the final out against the New York Yankees at Game 4 of the American League championship series, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. The Tigers won 8-1 and move on to the World Series. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )

From left, Detroit Tigers' Gerald Laird, Phil Coke and Jhonny Peralta celebrate after winning Game 4 of the American League championship series 8-1, against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. The Tigers move on to the World Series. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya )

Detroit Tigers' Phil Coke and teammates celebrate after winning Game 4 of the American League championship series against the New York Yankees Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. The move on to the World Series. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers holds his baby daughter Mickenzie Lou Ann as he celebrates wife his wife Bobbie (L) on the field following the Tigers 8-1 win against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers' Phil Coke gives himself a celebratory dousing in the locker room after his team won Game 4 of the American League championship series 8-1, against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Detroit. The Tigers move on to the World Series. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)