Yankees vs Tigers: Bombers Swept by Detroit, What Went Wrong in ALCS?

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Yankees vs Tigers: Bombers Swept by Detroit, What Went Wrong in ALCS?
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The 2012 season for the New York Yankees is officially over.

After winning 95 games in the regular season, winning the A.L. East and beating the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS, the Yankees came into the American League Championship Series as the favorites by many to knock off the Detroit Tigers.

That was not the case, as for the third time in six years, Detroit ends the Yankees season as they knock off the Bombers 8-1, and they move on to play in the 2012 World Series by sweeping the ALCS.

Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young was named the 2012 ALCS Most Valuable Player.

CC Sabathia got the ball for the Yankees in Game 4, but was chased in the fourth inning after allowing six runs on 11 hits and allowed two home runs while lasting 3.2 innings.

The Tigers have now become the new Los Angeles Angels of the playoffs for the Yankees; the team they can't seem to figure out how to beat in October. First, it was in the 2006 ALDS, then it was last year in the 2011 ALDS, and now, the 2012 ALCS can be added on.

Will the Yankees ever figure out how to beat Detroit in the postseason? Who knows.

With the series and season now over for the Yankees, what went wrong for them in the ALCS against Detroit?

Oh, where to begin.

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