Tigers Win!! Tigers Win!! ALCS! Bring on Boston!!— Down with Detroit (@downwithdetroit) October 11, 2013
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.
"The Tigers were having a bit too much fun doing the Haka there" - I'd of thrown a bucket of baseballs at them - Kevin Towers— zackscollarbone (@zackscollarbone) October 11, 2013
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.
That game was basically over from the moment the Kate Upton fatheads appeared near the Tigers bullpen... #Verlander— Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) October 11, 2013
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:
Tigers won!! Verlander throws a shutout and gave up 2 hits in 8 innings. Cabrera goes yard for a 2-run homer. Those Red Sox better be ready— Beau Gilbert (@BeauGilbert17) October 11, 2013
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.
Man, the Tigers clubhouse celebration got off to a wild start: pic.twitter.com/Ak3vUQc5jP— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) October 11, 2013
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?
Red Sox strategy in Game 1 if Tigers win: Have David Ortiz hit Bugs Bunny style (every time). Is 3-for-3 vs. Sanchez with two homers— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) October 11, 2013
Congrats tigers fans, enjoy this while it lasts because the Red Sox will do work on you— Bradley Weitzel (@bradley_weitzel) October 11, 2013
It should be a great series featuring the two best teams in the American League.