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Why the Detroit Tigers Are in Position for an ALCS Sweep of the New York Yankees
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Five days ago, the Detroit Tigers were on the brink of elimination, going into a decisive Game 5, on the road against the pesky Oakland Athletics.

Today, the Tigers find themselves up two games to none on the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series and are returning home to host the Yankees in Game 3, Game 4 and, if necessary, Game 5.

The Tigers' starting pitching has been outstanding in the first two ALCS games, and Detroit has gotten timely hits, and had several things go their way, leading to two enormous wins at vaunted Yankee Stadium.

The Tigers have all the momentum in the ALCS, and as they return home for the next two games, they have set themselves up to sweep the AL East Champions and easily move on to represent the AL in the World Series.

Here are the five reasons why the Tigers are in position to earn a sweep of the Yankees:

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