Tigers set up Red Sox clash
Detroit Tigers overcame the Oakland Athletics 3-0 to edge their American League Divisional Series 3-0.
Justin Verlander hurled eight shutout innings, striking out 10 and allowing just two hits and a walk after dealing with first 16 Oakland batters he faced.
Miguel Cabrera dealt the key offensive blow, launching a two-run homer in the fourth, with Omar Infante knocking in an insurance run in the sixth to help complete a 3-2 series win and send the Tigers into the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, beginning in Boston on Saturday against The Red Sox.
The winners of that will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the St Louis Cardinals in the World Series.