Found October 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- Six years ago, the Detroit Tigers playoff defeat of the New York Yankees was the apex of their season even more than the World Series that followed. They had beaten the Yankees, the very symbol of baseball grandeur, marking the franchises return to relevancy. The Tigers lost that World Series to St. Louis and then waited five long years before returning to the postseason. They beat the Yankees again in the 2011 playoffs but fell to the seemingly predestined Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series. Thursday, on a pristine autumn evening in the Midwest, the Tigers felled the Yankees in yet another October, with an 8-1 victory to clinch the pennant before a rollicking, towel-waving crowd of 42,477. This wasnt the unexpected euphoria of 2006 or the throbbing drama of the winner-take-all victory at Yankee Stadium last year. This was a sweep. This was emphatic. This was an affirmation of what the Tigers are, rather than what they are trying to become. Its d...
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