Video, Twitter Reaction for Tigers Celebrating ALDS Series Victory

Chris StephensCorrespondent IIOctober 11, 2013

The Detroit Tigers have advanced to the ALCS after defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALDS.

But it wasn't without a little bit of drama, as the A's had runners on first and second with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. In the end, Seth Smith flew out to end the game.

The Tigers did a version of the Haka, a dance made famous by the Maori people of New Zealand.

Justin Verlander was the star of the game, going eight innings, giving up two hits, no runs and one walk while striking out 10. By giving up no runs, Verlander's ERA in seven divisional series starts drops to 1.83.

It should be noted that Kate Upton Fatheads were near the bullpen prior to the game and around the stadium. For those who don't know, Upton and Verlander used to date. It seems A's fans tried to get to him before the game began.

The fact remains, Verlander dominated the A's once again—so much so that somebody went and changed the A's Wikipedia page to say he owned them, according to Matt Snyder of CBS Sports.

At the plate, it was all about Miguel Cabrera, who was only batting .250 with one RBI in the series. But in the fourth inning, he hit a two-run home run to put the Tigers on top.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the Tigers winning:

Then, you have the clubhouse celebrations, which have taken on a life of their own as of late, especially considering the goggles most players wear now.

Now, the Tigers will travel to Boston, where they'll face the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday.

What is everyone predicting?

It should be a great series featuring the two best teams in the American League.