World Series 2012: A-Rod, Yankees out, Detroit Tigers in

World Series 2012: A-Rod, Yankees out, Detroit Tigers in

The Detroit Tigers are in the 2012 World Series! The Tigers swept A-Rod and the New York Yankees in the 2012 American League Championship Series after entering the postseason tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the worst record among the eight playoff teams. Detroit started the season with high expectations after signing free agent slugger Prince Fielder and were 26-32 in early June. But the Tigers kept at it and edged past the pesky Chicago White Sox to win the American League Central by three games. The Tigers eliminated the red hot Oakland A’s in five games in the American League Divisional Series before completely shutting down the Yankees in the ALCS. Detroit will…

New York Yankees 2012 season headed off the rails

New York Yankees 2012 season headed off the rails

Last year the Boston Red Sox suffered an epic meltdown, dropping 20 of 27 September games and losing out on a Wild Card berth to the Tampa Bay Rays, who they led by nine games on Sept. 4, 2011. This year the New York Yankees may suffer a similar fate. The Yankees led the American League East by 10 games in June but have gone 33-32 since July and are now tied with the Baltimore Orioles at the top of the AL East, with Tampa Bay only three games out. If the season ended today, Baltimore would win the division based on a tie-breaker and the Yankees would play the Oakland A’s in the Wild…