The Detroit Tigers took game four against the New York Yankees 8-1, ending the series and propelling the Tigers to the World Series. With the win the Tigers also claimed the American League Penant. This will be their first trip to the World Series since 2006, when they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. Detroit will face the winner of the National League Championship Series. The Cardinals are currently leading the NLCS, 3-1, against the San Francisco Giants.
— Sara Beth Purdy